Donner Summit Bridge: Rainbow Bridge over Donner Pass

On my constant search to find the best bridges in California I stumbled upon the Donner Summit Bridge, also known as the Rainbow Bridge, while exploring the Donner Summit Tunnels (you really need to do this hike if you haven’t). I snapped a few photos of it while I was there, but luckily my friend […]

Donner Memorial State Park: Donner Camp Trail

One of the more tragic parts of America’s westward expansion is the story of the Donner party and their fateful trip over the Sierras. Located in what is now the town of Truckee there is both a museum and an interpretive trial, known as the Donner Camp Trail, which gives you a glimpse into the historic […]

Floating the Truckee River: Truckee Regional Park to Glenshire Bridge

Is there anything more relaxing than grabbing an inner tube and floating slowly down a river on a hot summer day? I have done this many times in my life, with the most recent being when I floated in Chico last year. When my friend Nate suggested it in Truckee I jumped at the opportunity to do […]

Donner Pass, Summit Tunnel Hike: Old Abandoned Railroad

A few people have said in the comments that this is Union Pacific Railroad property. I did not see any signs when I went but be sure to do your research and abide by any signs to avoid getting a ticket. The Donner Pass Summit Tunnel Hike is one of the best hikes I have […]

Truckee California: Hikes, Lakes and Outdoor Adventure

Lake Tahoe is perhaps the most notable landmark amidst the California Sierras.  the Tahoe Area boasts a myriad of outdoor activities, including kayaking, hiking, wake boarding, mountain biking, skiing, sledding, and snowboarding (to name only a few). Additionally, the surrounding cities are noted for their world class beaches and parks, casinos, ski resorts, trails, nightclubs, […]