Mormon Youth Pioneer Trek

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints youth member David Prentice shows the effects of the 4 day Pioneer Trek. About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where some of the group played a stick game while they waited for the trek end barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints member Jonnett Christensen rests under the shade of an umbrella at the Jim Creek trailhead with a broken Ankle she received on the Pioneer Trek. Christensen's great great great grandmother died at the age of 72 on the trek across country to Salt Lake. About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints youth member David Prentice shows the effects of the 4 day Pioneer Trek. About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where some of the group played a stick game while they waited for the trek end barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints member Jonnett Christensen rests under the shade of an umbrella at the Jim Creek trailhead with a broken Ankle she received on the Pioneer Trek. Christensen's great great great grandmother died at the age of 72 on the trek across country to Salt Lake. About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated the Mormons trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's at Jim Creek near the Knik River in The Valley this past week. Groups of youth and adults pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who over the ten years after Brigham Young led the way to Salt Lake in what is now Utah traveled cross country with some being to poor to buy a wagon and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Photo Courtesy Sharon Doyle
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints youth member David Prentice shows the effects of the 4 day Pioneer Trek. About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where some of the group played a stick game while they waited for the trek end barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints member Jonnett Christensen rests under the shade of an umbrella at the Jim Creek trailhead with a broken Ankle she received on the Pioneer Trek. Christensen's great great great grandmother died at the age of 72 on the trek across country to Salt Lake. About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
About 220 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 and 50 adults recreated a Mormon trek across the Great Plains in the mid 1800's. The group started at Jim Creek near the Knik River last Tuesday and pulled hand carts up the Jim Creek Trail about 10 miles and set up camp within sight of the Knik Glacier. Over the next three days they made their way back, camping along the way. The Pioneer Trek commemorates the Mormons who traveled cross country after Brigham Young led an earlier group to Salt Lake in 1847. Some of the pioneers were too poor to buy wagons and oxen so they used human powered hand carts. The modern-day group returned to the Jim Creek trail head on Friday, May 31, 2013 where they met by their parents, played games and held a barbecue.
Bob Hallinen
Craig Medred