Oregon Trail

Independence rock reflected in Lake Playa. There are over 800 emigrant signatures carved into Independence Rock. It got it’s name because the emigrants hoped to reach the rock by 4th of July to ensure snow free travel over the Blue and Cascade Mountains later in their journey.

Independence rock reflected in Lake Playa. There are over 800 emigrant signitures carved into Independence Rock. It got it’s name because the emigrants hoped to reach the rock by 4th of July to ensure snow free travel over the Blue and Cascade Mountains later in the journey.

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