High in the Sierra Nevadas, the lovely valley below gave a much easier approach to the California Central Valley and on to San Francisco for wagon trains crossing the Sierra. At this point, wagons, oxen and horses were lowered by rope to the valley below to continue their journey.

Barbara Brown is a mental health professional and an avid photographer. She lives in northern California and enjoys nature and all types of photography.

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    Must have been adventrous to live back then. Awesome!!

  • Thanks JR!

    – Barbara Brown

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful scenery and nicely detailed with stunning colors.

  • Thank you so much!

    – Barbara Brown

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Barbara, they did things tough in the old days.

  • Thank you Terry and, yes, they did. I can’t even imagine going through what they did.

    – Barbara Brown

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago

    gorgeous image and fascinating description, Barbara

  • Thank you so much Tori!

    – Barbara Brown

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 2 years ago

    This beautiful capture has brought the old pioneering days into the present – wonderful shot and image !!

  • Mattie, thank you so much!

    – Barbara Brown

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 1 year ago

    October 11,2013


  • That’s great Ann! Thank you so much!

    – Barbara Brown

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