You’ve played the game, and you’ve heard the stories. The question remains, if you started in Independence, Missouri, how far would you make it on your quest to Oregon? As you prepare for your journey, what profession would you have chosen in the year 1848? A banker. A blacksmith. A farmer. A craftsman. What month do you decide you and your party are leaving for Oregon? March. April. May. July. The party leader asks for your recommendation on the pace you should set. How fast do you say your party should go? A steady pace. A slow pace. A strenuous pace. A grueling pace. You approach a river that is 630 feet across with it's deepest point at 3 feet deep. How do you choose to cross? I attempt to ford the river. I caulk the wagon and float it across. I hire a guide to take me across. I fork out the money and hire a ferry. You are running low on food. What do you do? I would go hunting. Keep going until I find fruit bushes on the trail. Attempt to trade with anyone around. Push on until the next town to purchase food. One of the members of your family has a fever. What do you do? Slow the pace. Take a couple days of rest. Push onward. Leave them behind. You are sitting around a campfire with your party. What are you doing? Huddling under a blanket. Roasting some meat. Singing a song. Resting. You find an abandoned wagon along the trail. What do you do? Search through the belongings. I pass by and leave it be. See if anyone needs help. I tear the wagon apart for spare parts. You are out of food and have one bullet left. What do you shoot at? A bear. A deer. A rabbit. A squirrel. You have chosen to float your wagon down the Columbia River as a last attempt to reach Oregon. What happens to your wagon? It smashes into a rock but only once. I hit the shore multiple times. I miss the final landing point. All is smooth sailing.