Donner Pass

Above the tracks.2017.

Above the tracks.2017.

You've probably heard of Donner Pass before. Maybe you're a skier and you're familiar with the Lake Tahoe Area with it's hefty spread of resorts and incredible back country terrain. Or maybe you've taken a history class before and have heard of the gory, and very real, experience had by the Donner Party one incredibly unbearable winter. However you've heard of it, Donner Pass packs an experience for anyone and making a trip along I-80 just west of Truckee, California is a must.

 

Cora enjoys a look at Donner Lake. 2017.

Cora enjoys a look at Donner Lake. 2017.

There's plenty of hiking available from any of the numerous pulls out along the road, just watch for cross traffic! (Lots of blind corners on this beautiful winding road) With huge granite slabs and quivering Evergreens bursting from their seems, it's a dramatic backdrop at any turn.

 

Maxwell on the search for sunset.2017

Maxwell on the search for sunset.2017

Park by the Sugar Bowl Academy and explore the area! Abandoned railways, granite slabs, rock climbing, and beautiful hiking is everywhere! 

Overlooking a beautiful sunset on Donner Pass. 2017

Overlooking a beautiful sunset on Donner Pass. 2017

Get out there and enjoy!

Golden Reno Sunsets

Sunset over Reno, Nevada. 2017

Sunset over Reno, Nevada. 2017

Cityscapes are so new to me! But being able to see this every night is pretty spectacular. There's something about sunsets over the high desert that just make me swoon!

Fall

Mt Hood. October. 2016

Mt Hood. October. 2016

This season always gives me the chills! Not all from the cold either. Crunching leaves, ambers and reds in full swing, and that sweet distinctive smells that just screams, Fall!

 

First Snow on Mt Hood. 2016.

First Snow on Mt Hood. 2016.

First snows, frosty evenings, tamaracks in full golden glory. Mountains finally regain their color and the excitement for winter grows!

 

Erika Vikander's first turns of 2016. 2016.

Erika Vikander's first turns of 2016. 2016.

Who else is excited to get their first turns?!