WHAT: 100 mile Expedition retracing the 1847 Donner Relief Parties trail

WHEN: February 14th-18th 2022

WHY: To honor the heroism of the rescuers and reflect upon the power of the human spirit to endure and survive.

Bob Crowley

Extreme distance mountain runner

Tim Twietmeyer

World-class ultrarunner

Jennifer Hemmen

Wilderness and adventure team leader

Elke Reimer

Veteran ultrarunner, backpacker

Donner Party Q&A

Donner Party Q&A: who lived, who died and who is to blame How many people were in the Donner Party and how many died? That

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Fake News

Fake news’ stalks the Donner Party; myths formed over 175 years Wildly inaccurate and sensationalized reports of the Donner Party tragedy appeared in a California

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Donner Party Endures

Why the world remains fascinated with the topic 175 years later Worldwide pandemic, Ukraine, landmark Supreme Court rulings. Yet, as I write this, #CashAppFriday is

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How Did We Get Here?

Life would be simple if we knew precisely how it would all play out. Yes, and boring. Thankfully, our journey roaming around the 3rd rock

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Mutiny and Morality

After establishing a forward base camp at Mule Springs, about 50 miles west from the cabins at the Lake and 50 miles east of Johnson

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Foreshadowing Fate

The initial days of the 1st Relief journey after leaving Johnson Ranch on February 4th, 1847, were foreshadowing what lay ahead: hypothermia, near drowning, exhaustion,

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