All posts tagged: Donner Lake

A Donner sunrise

My last Tahoe trip post.. (insert frowny face). I will miss the scenic mountains, fresh air and serene outdoors. Notice how I didn’t mention the cold wind, icy steps or pretentious ski resort employees. :) This last batch of photos came from an early outing with Eve to catch the sun rise on Donner Lake. We woke up at 5:45 a.m. and set off on the mountain road to our destination – a high vista point looking down at the lake. This was the first sign of color in the sky other than the heavy blue haze that surrounded us. Donner Summit Bridge The sun finally breaks through the clouds. A pretty view of Donner Lake on the way back to the cabin. This reminded us that sometimes the best shots are the unplanned ones! Historic downtown Truckee in the evening. I hope they keep those twinkle lights on year round. Thank you Lake Tahoe, Truckee and to our friends for the great memories!

Lake Tahoe: pray for snow!

A week in the mountains can make you appreciate the simpler things in life. A good book, a warm seat by the fire and hot buttered rum is all you need. Good company doesn’t hurt either! Jay and I spent a week in Donner Lake, Truckee, Calif., to mainly ski, but we also got to explore the surrounding areas. Here are some of my favorite photos from our trip. We flew into Reno, Nev., and drove into California. Charming historic downtown Truckee. Truckee is famous for the Donner Party ordeal. After a ski day, we drove to Commons Beach Park in Tahoe City. This was our first look at Lake Tahoe up close. She’s a beauty! Skipping rocks. Pristine. Lake Tahoe is 1,645 ft deep and has a surface elevation of 6,225 feet. Sunset on Donner Lake – worth the treacherous icy steps that Eve and I put ourselves through to get to the dock. More to come!