Donner Party remembered in California and Utah
It's not the brightest chapter in the history of the West, but it is one of the best known.
And that was good enough for a group of hikers who on Saturday followed the path of the Donner Party near Truckee, Calif.
The Donner Party may have reached tragedy in California, but many say their real problems began in Utah.
But the Beehive State has not forgotten its role in this piece of history. Markers and trails in Utah commemorating the Donner Party can be found or hiked.