81. A-Backcountry: Large Spring Camp – Information

Mormon pioneers camped on the sagebrush flat shown here.

The main party of Latter-Day Saints, traveling between the scouting group and Brigham Young’s sick wagon party to the rear, camped on the sagebrush flat above the spring on July 20, 1847. The Donner-Reed Party drove past the spring and camped 1.5 miles up the Little Emigration Canyon trail, ahead.