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Thank you!!!

Another great year in the books! Next year our dates will be September 15-16, 2018. Check back later for details.

By |October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thank you!!!

All set to go!

We are looking forward to a terrific event and a fun day. The fires are unfortunate, but we will not be cancelling our event. We have a no cancellation and no refund policy.

By |October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on All set to go!

Mark Twain comes alive!

Mark Twain portrayed by McAvoy Layne will be our afternoon speaker staring at 1:00. Come join the fun.

By |August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mark Twain comes alive!

See you next year!

Come see us in 2017- October 14-15!

By |October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on See you next year!

Still Time!!!

We still have space on some of our hikes if you would like to join us this Saturday October 8!


By |October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Still Time!!!

Saturday night- Free Event

Saturday October 8 we will have a fundraiser for the Sierra State Park Foundation at the Donner Memorial State Park. Greg Palmer will talk about the Lost Party. The story of the first wagons over the Sierra Nevada- the Stephens Townsend Murphy Party who successfully crossed Donner Pass in 1844.

Greg Palmer has years of experience […]

By |September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Saturday night- Free Event

Donner Party Chronicles

Our speaker for Saturday afternoon October 8 as part of the Donner Party Hike,

Frank Mullen has written an excellent book, Donner Party Chronicles.

Bill Oudegeest recently reviewed it in the Heirloom (the Donner Summit Historical Society newsletter) Take a minute to read:


By |September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Donner Party Chronicles

Brush up on Pioneer History

Thank you for the great press from San Francisco Chronicle


By |September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Brush up on Pioneer History

Getting ready!!

We have been out on the trail narrating the history of our beautiful area. Mt. Judah and Roller Pass hike is one of the more popular with views of Lake Van Norden, Summit Valley and the entire Donner Summit. Once we have hiked a little on the Pacific Crest Trail we can see over Donner Lake […]

By |September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Getting ready!!

Richard Blair joins us on Saturday


“There’s plenty of Truckee history to write about, and I have plenty of melodies in my head,” Blair said. “It’s been a great way to keep my creativity moving in a forward direction because there’s no stop. Outside of the history thing, just as an artist it’s been a great experience. ”

Blair has recorded […]

By |September 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Richard Blair joins us on Saturday