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Hand Cart Trek Experience for Modern Pioneers
Youth from all over the world participate in
authentic Pioneer Handcart Treks sponsored by
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS).
These annual events are typically open to all
youth aged 14 to 18, and are designed to provide a
growing experience for all who participate.
Most handcart treks involve dressing in Pioneer style
clothing, eating food prepared and cooked the old
fashioned way, and sleeping under the stars along the
trail. These events provide an opportunity
for the youth to experience a small taste of pioneer
life as they work hard to cook meals, push handcarts
and build fires without modern day conveniences.
Each day on the trail, trekkers rise early and
face a new set of trials and situations. They
encounter huge hills, sandy trails, river crossings,
and all kinds of terrain. When trek families and
not busy pulling handcarts, they also
take time along the trail to play pioneer games,
shoot at targets with muzzle loaders, bows and
The journey can be long a difficult when pulling
heavy handcarts, especially
when the men are called away and enlisted by the
Mormon Battalion to help fight the war with Mexico,
leaving the women, to pull their heavy handcarts alone.
Goals of Pioneer Handcart Treks usually include:
inviting the spirit, sharing the gospel of Jesus
Christ, increasing personal testimonies, and building
on the love and unity among youth within Stakes.
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