The Lincoln Highway   —  Saturday Afternoon @ Sugar Bowl

Jim Bonar

Have you ever heard of a road called the Lincoln Highway? If not, here’s a hint. It was the first transcontinental highway to cross the United States. Why was a transcontinental highway considered important? How was it first developed? What was its route? These questions, and others, will be answered in a presentation by Jim Bonar, a local historian on western trails, and former President and Board Director of the Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association. The Lincoln Highway is of special interest to some of our hikes because the route crossed Donner Summit and was the precursor of today’s I80 interstate highway.


Truckee History  —  Saturday Evening @ 5:00 P.M.

Heidi Sproat & Barbara Czerwinski

Donner Memorial Visitor Center

12593 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

Mr. McGlashan and California Winter Sports

Do you know how and why Truckee became known as the birthplace of California Winter Sports? Ever heard of an Ice Palace? We will explore Mr. McGlashan’s vision and economic needs combined with the draw of Truckee’s Rocking Stone and the Southern Pacific Railroad which collectively helped to morph the greater Truckee-Tahoe Region into the present day year-round tourist and recreational destination that it has become.

Enjoy the Musical Folklore of Donner Summit with Richard Blair

Richard will bring his musical collection of local history to entertain you while you share hiking stories during lunch at Judah Lodge.