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Cottonwood and Truckee at Night

We headed back in to Truckee one evening for dinner.  We were eating at a restaurant called Cottonwood.  It is only a short distance from the center of the town but it is up on a hillside so has a … Continue reading

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Waiting for Amtrak

While we were walking around Truckee, a UP freight train pulled in to the town just short of a grade crossing.  At first I assumed it was going to head into the pass but it didn’t move.  We then figured … Continue reading

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My Timing on the Bridge Was Off

While reading some of the material at the Donner Memorial, I saw some pictures of a cool looking bridge.  A similar style to the Bixby Creek Bridge, this one was above Donner Lake.  It is on the old highway which … Continue reading

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Donner Party Memorial

Of course, Donner Pass and Donner Lake are named for the Donner Party.  If you are not familiar with American history, this was a group heading west that got trapped in the pass in winter and many did not make … Continue reading

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Donner Lake

I posted photos of Donner Lake a while back as I was traversing the Sierras en route to Reno.  This time we got a lot longer to look around.  We did stop at the overlook on the interstate but then … Continue reading

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Truckee

Prior to visiting Truckee, I knew virtually nothing about it.  I knew some people who had visited and liked it but I knew not much at all other than that it was a station on the railroad over the Sierras.  … Continue reading

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