PATHFINDER: John C.
Frémont and the Course of American
Empire, Tom Chaffin
one particularly splended morning, up at
the Sierra Nevada's Carson Pass, I
strapped on snowshoes and, led by
mountaineer Bob Graham, hiked up to
which the explorer established during his
epic 1844 winter crossing of that range.
Graham, a retired farmer from
writings, modern topographical maps, and
GPS technology--had discovered the site
during his own rambles through the