Explore scenic Donner Summit with local historians on interpretive walks and hikes. As you trace the steps of the emigrants, imagine the clip-clop of oxen and the rumble of wagons of the countless pioneers who scaled the mighty Sierra Nevada in search of a better life. Go to the web page for Donner Party Hike event
Hikes depart from Sugar Bowl 10 minutes from Truckee —
30 minutes from Lake Tahoe. Preregistration required. Limited same day registration.
SATURDAY HIKES: Choose from one of seven hikes ranging from 3.5 to 6 miles with varying degree of difficulty. See petroglyphs, railroad snowshed tunnels or the China Wall. Stroll through meadows or discover hidden Sierra lakes. In the afternoon enjoy a hamburger lunch and afternoon speaker, Ethan Rarick, author of Desperate Passage The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West. This is the best book about the Donner Party. Preregistration is encouraged to assure hike choice. We will fill up. $60/HIKER; $70 AFTER August 31.
SUNDAY WALKING TOUR: Learn about the grueling mishaps of the Donner Party and the archaeological finds that remain. Then, it’s on to all new Donner Memorial State Park to view the Murphy Cabin Site and Pioneer Monument.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY TWO DAY PKG: $75/HIKER; $85 AFTER August 31.
REGISTER TO SECURE YOUR SPOT IN TIME: Tour size is limited. Reserve your spot on the trail by August 31 for early savings.
Complete hike descriptions and registration forms can be found at - www.donnerpartyhike.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
PRODUCED BY DONNER SUMMIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Above, Donner Party hikers below the snowsheds on Donner Pk..