ECHO SUMMIT (CBS13) – Just as the pioneers did, dozens of people participating in a wagon train re-enactment over the Sierra have run into some trouble on the trail.
About 75 people participating in the 62nd Annual Wagon Train are stuck along Highway 50 near Echo Summit because of ice on the roadway. The steel wrapped wagon wheels make it unsafe for the wagons to go down the hill on the icy roads.
The 75 “pioneers” are going to have to spend the night with no heat and little shelter.
The wagon train re-enactment is an annual event sponsored by the Highway 50 Association. This year’s wagon train re-enactment began on June 4 in Zephyr Cove, Nevada and was scheduled to end on June 12 in Placerville.
Only authentic replica wagons or buggies are allowed and participants must wear period attire for the entire ride.