Summer Road Trip Part 2: Truckee, CA

Donner Lake Summit
We rented a house on Donner lake. So relaxing!
Donner Monument
Nature needs our protecting
Philip and I made this on one of our hikes around Donner lake
Beautiful morning on the lake


Fun place! Jax has a lot of history
Truckee river
kayaker braving the strong river
We did a 10 mile bike ride down the Truckee. It is the heart of this beautiful land
Glenshire community
A sweet little pup we met
Legacy Trail
Just a dude and his dog paddle boarding Donner lake


After our Yosemite visit we made the journey to beautiful Truckee. I found us a house on Donner Lake from Air bnb where we would spend the next four days enjoying all the Truckee has to offer.

Arriving in the early afternoon we were excited to unpack the car and get back out into nature. Donner Lake is a gem. It was our first time staying in Truckee (We’ve always stayed at Lake Tahoe in the past) so exploring someplace new was exciting. We found a little market where we stocked up on groceries for the trip. We really just wanted to hunker down and not go out to eat a lot. We BBQ’d most evenings, packed sandwiches for our day trips and always had plenty of snacks.

We visited the Donner Memorial Monument and museum, watched a short movie about the Donner Party and the many challenges they had along the way. What a life they were seeking. Sadly, many of the group died trying to reach their destination.

We did a few hikes, rented bikes one day and biked 10 miles along the Truckee river. We had really wanted to do the rafting trip we did years ago but with all the snow and ice melt, the current was too strong and was not an option for us at the time so we’ll just have to go back and do it another time.
Our time in Truckee was wonderful! I love our family vacations ๐Ÿ™‚


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