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The Ca
lifornia-Nevada Chapter is one of eleven chapters of the Oregon-California Trails Association, an organization dedicated to the preservation, appreciation and enjoyment of all transmigration trails to the west, the trails that made the United States an ocean-to-ocean nation.

Bonanza of Trails

Emigrant Trails of Nevada and California

Northern Approaches
The Lassen, Nobles, and Yreka Trails

California-Nevada Chapter Meeting and Symposium
April 29, 30 & May 1
Susanville, California
Diamond Mountain Hotel & Casino
Monsignor Moran Hall
(Across the street from the Lassen Historical Museum)

Registration Susanville Symposium

More Information About the Symposium

Richard Silva – “Fearful 1852 Yreka Trail”

Ken Johnston – “Finding Nobles Route”

Sharynn-Marie Blood – “The Nobles Trail on BLM Land”

Sandy Jonas – “Susan Roop”

Nolan Darnell – Tom and Sid McBride  – “2010 Wagon Train on the Humboldt Wagon Road- Silver City Route from Westwood, California to Jordan Valley, Oregon”

Sunday Field Trip:

Auto Tour – Spots on the Lassen and Nobles Trail

Nancy Allen Grave
Duck Lake
Feather Lake
Convergence of the Lassen and Nobles Trails

Peter Lassen’s Grave

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2015 Convention at Tahoe



Activities for 2016

OCTA Mid-Year Board Meeting and Symposium
St George, Utah
March 18-20

Southern Trails Chapter Symposium
Wilcox , Arizona
April 6-9

Trails West Annual Banquet
Reno, Nevada
April 9

2016 Annual Spring Symposium
Susanville, California
April 29, 30 & May 1

Trail Days – California Trail Interpretive Center
Elko, Nevada
June 4-5

Annual Black Rock Survey
Surveying North of Fly Canyon
Campsite – Mouth of Little High Rock Canyon
Contact Ken Johnston for more information
June 9-12

OCTA Annual Convention
Ft. Hall, Idaho
August 1-5

Tentative 2016 Beckwourth Trail Field Days
March 7-8   Cancelled Due to Weather
April 11-12
May 9-10    Dates Changed to Sunday, May 15th and Monday, May 16th
June 13-14
July 11-12
August 15-16
Sept. 12-13
Oct. 10-11

2016 Johnson’s Cutoff Field Days

March 28-29
April 18-19
May 22-23-24
June 20-21
July 18-19
August 22-23
September 19-20
October 24-25

E-Mail for more information about activities

The latest issue of Trail Talk can now be found in the
members only pages.

New – Fall 2015 Issue

Contact for the members only password.


Watch a Video of Helicopter Power Pole Installation on the Carson River Route in Carson Canyon
by Pedro Kinner


Watch Frank Tortorich tell the story of Melissa Coray
a film by Mark Russell


Watch Larry Schmidt talk about Mark Twain
a film by Dee Owens


Passport in Time – Carson Emigrant Trail
by Dee Owens