Re: Anyone know anything about Wingate Pass
Posted by Harold Ericsson on June 30, 2002 at 16:51:41:
In Reply to: Re: Anyone know anything about Wingate Pass posted by SteveS on June 30, 2002 at 12:14:41:
One of the problems with the Wingate Pass route is that the Wade party was saved in a dramatic way by the discovery of Saratoga Springs, some 26 miles southeast of the entrance to Wingate Pass. Considering the condition of the party at that time it seems very unlikly that they would have done any backtracking and they were looking at relatively open country that offered the possibility of getting around the mountains that blocked them from going west. See Frank F. Latta, Death Valley '49ers.