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The Immemorial Journey of the Forlorn Hope

These ultrarunners will be following in the footsteps of one of the most grueling survival stories in California’s history.

July 23, 2020 Moonshine Minutes


Dog days with a canine forensics expert

Kayle is an 11-year-old who searches for human remains using her nose. This trained border collie and her owner, John Grebenkemper, have helped add clarity to what is known about famous Donner Party’s campsites. Reporting and broadcasting by Alex Hoeft.

Dogs on the Hunt

Those trained through the Institute for Canine Forensics can detect human remains up to 3,000 years old.

Down with Donner?

The Donner Party is celebrated unquestioningly in the Tahoe/Truckee area. With false heroes coming down from coast to coast, should our travel weary cannibals be next?