Fort Bridger and the Danger of Cut-Offs

Deciding to take a cutoff or a conventional path was a gamble for the pioneers. While the cutoffs could reduce the number of days or weeks spent on the Trail, there were dangers to take into consideration.

The Pedaling Pioneer also visits the original Fort Bridger which included a bustling blacksmith shop that Jim Bridger ran and trading post which operated as a vital stop for pioneers to resupply as they neared the second half of their journey.

 

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