Streetwater Station Travel Guide
Here's an idea for you vacation overachievers. Ever wonder what it's really like to be Mormon? No, not just wearing that 'CTR' ring and a short-sleeve button down. We mean their history of struggle and perseverance.
Now you too can experience the 28-mile trek the group endured as they settled in Iowa, Illionois, Wyoming, Nebraska and Utah in the mid-1800s. The Morman Pioneer National Historic Trail (part of the National Park Service) has gained tons of popularity in recent years. You can drive it in your car and camp out at two campgrounds. Or get provided with a free handcart and drag it in the hot sun as the early settlers did. And the whole gig is free unless you're bringing more then 28 people.
· Mormon handcart trek offers glimpse of pioneer struggles [CNN]
· Mormon Pioneer Trail [National Park Service]
· Mormon Handcart Companies [Official Site]