July 2002

A visit to Long Camp

Hi Bob,

My name is Dave Harrison and I work for the Forest Service in Carson City, NV. Last summer I ran into you at Carson Pass (on the paved part of the old road leading down to Red Lake). You gave me a copy of "The Crossing" which has become my Bible.

Using your directions, I went to site of the Long Camp in late May. I looked for your brass plate but, of course, couldn't find it since it had been stolen. But I was pretty sure I was in the right place based on your photos and the Preuss drawing.

Well, I was at the site again today (July 28), determined to confirm the site with my GPS unit. When I got to the top of the hill I saw a new aluminum or tin marker on the large tree. It didn't have as much info on it as you said the brass plate did but I figured it must have been placed there within the last few weeks since it wasn't there in June.

I am a history teacher at Carson High in Carson City for the school year, but I am the nature hike guy for the Forest Service in the summer, and I have been trying to develop a hike to the site of the Long Camp to show people where these hardy men spent so many days in the winter of 1844.

I really love your web site. You have done much good work and I'm very impressed. I have learned a lot. For many years I have read anything I could find about the Fremont. It is a hobby of sorts for me, and your research, book, and web site have offered me so much. Thanks.

Dave Harrison
Carson City, NV

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