Quick Facts

  1. Expedition date: Wednesday, December 16th 7:00am from Pioneer Monument at Donner Memorial State Park , Donner Lake, CA [weather permitting]
  2. Distance: 100 miles [Forlorn Hope Trail was actually 90 miles but we have to go around modern obstacles]
  3. How long will it take: ~ 5 days, 4 nights 
  4. End point: Johnson’s Ranch, Wheatland, CA
  5. Live tracking: Yes. Go here to track the Expedition team live each day
  6. Purpose: 1) Discover the lost trail of the Forlorn Hope [never been done before in history], 2) Honor the members of the Forlorn Hope Party and 3) Inspire others to combine history with sports
  7. Expedition Team: Bob Crowley, Tim Twietmeyer, Jennifer Hemmen, Elke Reimer. learn more here
  8. Social media: Facebook, Instagram
  9. Forlorn Hope members: Go here to see roster and profiles
  10. Story of Forlorn Hope: Go here to learn more about these amazing pioneers
  11. History of the Forlorn Hope: Read the amazing story here