Murphy Cabin site
This large boulder was once part of the wall and fireplace of Murphy Cabin. On June 22, 1847 General Stephen Kearny buried the bodies of the unfortunate Donner party found nearby under the middle of where this cabin once stood.
Almost half of the original Donner party perished during the harsh winter of 1946-1947 while trying to cross the mountains during the journey to the west.
Glaciers carried large boulders such as this one hundreds of thousands of years ago.