Below you can see the day by day movement of the Relief Parties from February thru April, 1847. Based upon significant primary source research, the location of each Relief Party and their associated splinter groups have been plotted on a single interactive map. This is the first time in history this information has ever been gathered and shown.
Additional information about the Donner and Relief Parties is also provided below the map.
Relief Parties Day By Day Movement
The map below shows the location of the four Relief Parties day by day between February 1 and April 30, 1847. Several Relief Parties had splinter groups which are shown as a smaller icon. For example, the large red icon is the 3rd Relief Party and the smaller red icon(s) is/are the splinter groups from the 3rd Relief Party.