Moon Oregon Trail Road Trip

Historic Sites, Small Towns, and Scenic Landscapes Along the Legendary Westward Route

by Katrina Emery, Moon Travel Guides

Series: Travel Guide

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  • 9781640497979
  • 9781640497962
Vast rugged prairies, adventurous Wild West towns, and the palpable spirit of the pioneers: Experience legend come to life with Moon Oregon Trail Road Trip.
  • Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best hikes, historical sights, geological formations, and more, you can see the Guernsey Ruts left from wagons almost 200 years ago, read pioneer names carved into Register Rock, and learn about 10,000 years of oral Umatilla history. Watch the alpenglow on Mount Hood, visit Fossil Butte National Monument, down a mug of sarsaparilla in a recreated Old West town, and toast to the official End of the Oregon Trail with a local pint
  • Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire 20-day road trip from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City (choose a mild, moderate, or strenuous pace!) or take shorter getaways along sections of the trail in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Idaho
  • Maps and Driving Tools: Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway as you follow the approximate route of the original Oregon Trail, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions, worthwhile detours, and full-color photos throughout
  • Expertise and Know-How: Oregon local and bonafide history buff Katrina Emery shares her valuable insights, including background on the reality of the trail's diverse history and the cultures that made it
  • How to Plan Your Trip: Where to stay, when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, and tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, plus suggestions for seniors, families with kids, and more
With Moon Oregon Trail Road Trip's practical tips and flexible itineraries, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road.

Looking to explore more of American history? Try Moon Route 66 Road Trip.

  • Avalon Publishing; May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781640497962
  • Edition: 1
  • Title: Moon Oregon Trail Road Trip
  • Series: Travel Guide
  • Author: Katrina Emery; Moon Travel Guides
  • Imprint: Moon Travel
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781640497979
  • 9781640497962

About The Author

Having grown up in the Rockies avoiding dysentery in the ubiquitous computer game, the Oregon Trail has always captured Katrina Emery's imagination. Not only does she currently live at the end of the eponymous trail in the Promised Land of Oregon, she also spent a few years living in Nebraska, where the rolling fields gave prairie schooners their names.

Now living in Oregon for the past 9 years, she's ferried the Columbia River, spied the Pacific Ocean, and enjoyed the fruits of the historic farms that pioneers planted here. She knows where to find original wagon ruts that still exist on dusty roads and etched into stone, and loves digging deeper into history to find even more fascinating tales.

A history buff and lover of stories with a sense of place, Katrina is also a food enthusiast and passionate writer. She's covered food, farms, travel, and family fun for publications like 1859: Oregon's Magazine, Edible Portland, Montavilla Farmers Market, Matador Travel, and Stay Wild. She is also a regular contributor to the national website Red Tricycle for Portland.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781640497979
  • 9781640497962