Monday, November 15, 2010

Donner Lake - Truckee, California

The Historic Lake and Pass in which the infamous Donner Party could not pass in the winter of 1846.  With modern day road ways, navigating this pass takes but a few mere minutes along Interstate 80.  Although, for the Donner Party, they confronted this rocky terrain just as winter had set in.  The Donner Pass area averages about 400 inches of snow in a year, making it one of the snowiest places in the United States, just imagine trying to pass that in a wagon train.

We made a little climb up to the Donner Summit and had a direct view over the lake.   Mayci even got to play in the snow over the Fourth of July!

 Its the simple things in life.

Rainbow Bridge with Donner Summit in the background.

 Hey! Look, I think we are on to something.....

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