Above: Donner Summit Lodge, 1940's, before the additions.
Below: Forest Gift Shop, 1930's, at Cisco Grove (the stone buildings on the north side of the freeway.
2nd Annual Margie Powell History Hike
Last year's first annual Margie Powell hike, which was in Summit Canyon, was a huge success. We explored the petroglyphs, the Lincoln Highway, the 1914 underpass, China Wall, and the railroad.
This year's scecond annual hike will be a circumabulation around Summit Valley. We'll explore the mortars and metates and learn about the Native Americans, learn about Summit Valley Ice Co., the Dutch Flat Donner Lake Wagon Rd. and walk the remnant, learn about the dam first built about 1870, see the sheep industry remants, see a hotel and cabin site, and more.
This year we will offer the hike on two days,
August 10 & 11 2013
Stay tuned for time and meeting place.
Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a hat. The walk is a flat and easy four miles.
Lake Mary Dinners
to benefit local non-profits Sugar Bowl dedicates summer evenings at their Lake Mary facility to different groups. The 2013 summer evening for the DSHS is August 18.
Seating is from 5:30 to 9:00. Reservations are a good idea (530) 426-7002. Besides a varied menu selection of homemade soups, salads, seafood, wild game, vegetarian dishes, pastas, wines and desserts, the DSHS will have its new Summit Valley displays on display and the new 2013 DSHS poster.