Carson Pass

Carson Pass is the Sierra Crest mountain pass over which State Route 88 crosses. The historic pass was a point on the Carson Trail during the California Gold Rush and was used for American Civil War shipping to California until the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. The Pacific Crest Trail traverses the Carson Pass summit, which has California Historical Landmark #315 at CA 88 postmile 6.09 where Kit Carson carved his name into a tree.

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California State Route 88
... State Route 88 (SR 88), also known as the Carson Pass Highway, is a California State Highway that travels in an east–west direction, from Stockton ... In fact, Route 88 over the Carson Pass is designated as Alternate U.S ...
Carson Pass - Maiden's Grave
... California Historical Landmark Reference # 28 In 1850, Rachel Melton was buried west of Carson's Pass ...
U.S. Route 50 In California - History - Emigrant Trails and Wagon Roads
... The first route near the present US 50 was the Carson Route, laid out in 1848 by an eastward Mormon party that wanted to avoid the Truckee Route and its deep crossings of the Truckee River ... of Placerville, on July 3, following Iron Mountain Ridge up to the crest of the Sierra at Carson Pass and then descending through Carson Canyon into the Carson Valley ... Although this new Carson Route crossed two summits — Carson Pass over the crest of the Sierra and West Pass over the Carson Spur just to the west, these crossings were easier than Donner Pass on the Truckee Route ...
California Trail - Sweetwater River - Crossing The Sierra Nevada - Carson Trail
... The much used Carson Trail (est ... Sink and skirting the western edge of the Carson Sink and hit the Carson River near modern-day Fallon, Nevada ... The Carson Trail was named after Kit Carson, scout for John Charles Fremont who had guided the Fremont party over the Sierras on what became called Carson Pass in February 1844 ...

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