Truckee/Donner, CA

by | Jul 5, 2013 | Ramblings/Off-Topic

picture024Truckee, CA is a small, quaint community just North of Lake Tahoe.  Truckee has a rich history in the mountains near Squaw Valley.  It’s set in what’s known as the “Tahoe/Donner” region.

You’ve heard of Donner….the “Donner Party”… a group of Mormon homesteaders who got trapped at this high altitude by a huge Winter storm, and ended up resorting to cannibalism to survive.

Visit here in January, and you can understand how that scenario could happen.

But in the dead of Summer, the moderate temperatures and outdoor sports make it a welcome respite from the 117-degree heat of Las Vegas.  You just have to steel yourself to the 7-hr drive from Southern Nevada.

This view from the deck of my friend’s cabin was just what this over-extended, workaholic, uber-busy TV News Anchor/Freelance VO talent needed.  The smell of all those pine trees was like Pine-Sol cleaner for my soul.

It doesn’t hurt that the 7-hour drive here is just as much fun as the stay itself.

….and the stars at night, revealed in this thin mountain air.  Oh my!

What do you do to unlax once in a while?

‘Hope you had a great 4th!




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