Beyond South Pass

Only a bit over a mile beyond South Pass is Pacific Springs where trail travelers could first observe water flowing to the west. The trail then heads down the Little Sandy and across to the Green River and its tributaries, crossing desolate country on its way to Ft. Bridger. The trail may have entered the Oregon Territory at South Pass, but much difficult travel remained.

The green in this meadow is Pacific Springs, sitting below the gentle rise of Pacific Butte.

The trail route west of South Pass near "Parting of the Ways"