Retracing the steps of Snowshoe Thompson

History Expeditions

History Expeditions, who retraced the path of the Donner Relief Party, is undertaking a new adventure to retrace the historic route of Snowshoe Thompson in an expedition from March 6 to 10 from Placerville to Genoa, Nev.

The 100-mile trek features five endurance athletes skilled in wilderness and winter conditions who will retrace the tracks of John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson’s inaugural mail delivery route in January 1856. There will be a live tracker for those interested in following the group’s movements. The group will stop for a visit to the Thompson Homestead in Diamond Valley on March 8 and for campfire stories at the Fay-Luther Trailhead. There will be celebrations in Genoa on March 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. following their arrival. | Details

As well, the Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host its 21st annual Snowshoe Thompson celebration on March 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the History Museum Complex in South Lake Tahoe featuring historical talks, Norwegian folk dancing and more. |