Saratoga Museum trek to explore Crossing Upper North Platte River at Pick

 

Photo courtesy of Ken Olson

The first Pick Bridge across the Upper North Platte River near the Pick Ranch headquarters. "A, B, C, & D are "cribs" 24 ft. long by 8 ft. wide, built of logs notched together at the corners, nailed with ten inch spikes and filled with rock, about 40 tons in each crib."

Perils and joys of crossing the wide, wild, roaring Upper North Platte River by Native Americans, explorers, emigrants, settlers, ranchers or families in the late 1800's will be related to those attending the Saratoga Museum "Crossings of Platte at Pick" Trek Saturday at historic Pick Ranch north of Saratoga.

Trekkers are to meet by 8:30 a.m. at the Saratoga Museum for the day-long excursion. High profile vehicles are recommended and those attending are asked to car-pool. Persons should take plenty of water, a lunch and walking stick. Appropriate clothing and hiking boots are recommended.

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