> >1846 route of John Fremont's was very easy to follow with the
> >horses he had.
I'd sure like to learn more about Fremont's route(s) from Lassen's
ranch to Klamath Lake and back in 1846. For some reason I think they
returned a different way than they left--that is, one way via Cow
Creek and return via Hat Creek and north fork of Battle Creek. From my
notes on that I can't tell whether this notion comes from Ruby Johnson
Swartzlow's, "Lassen, his life and legacy" (Mineral, California:
Loomis Museum Association, Lassen Volcanic National Park, 1964), p.
23, or William N. Davis, "Sagebrush Country" (New York: Garland,
1974), p. 35. If they indeed went and returned on different routes,
there were two routes we can actually place Lassen on before his 1848
opening of "his" trail.