Donner Pass

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Taken from the cliffs above the north side of Donner Pass. At the left edge is Interstate 80, which spans almost the entire North American continent, from San Francisco to the New York metropolitan area, and here passes along the north side of Donner Lake. On the far (east) side of Donner Lake is where the ill-fated Donner Party got stuck on their way to California during the winter of 1846-7. Below is Donner Pass Road, and a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail can be seen on the near side of the road at the bottom left. Across Donner Pass Road is Donner Peak (2444 m) rising above the old covered railway. Behind and to the right of Donner Peak is Mount Judah (2518m).

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Comments (20)

Don Z on July 20, 2012

Hello Kenfowkes!!

Very nice photo!

♦♦♦ LIKE 1 ♦♦♦

Greetings, Don Z

kenfowkes on July 20, 2012

Thanks, Don Z!

Manek Taolin on July 20, 2012

Very beautiful place

Like, Fav


Manek Taolin

Isse on August 12, 2012

Amazing place and great photo!


Greetings from Småland to California, Istvan C

© Bear on August 16, 2012

Nice overview, like

kenfowkes on August 18, 2012

Manek Taolin, Istvan, Mónica, and Bear, your comments and appreciations are much appreciated. Thanks!

davidcmc58 on August 22, 2012

Wow, thanks for sharing this fantastic view. Donner Lake has long been my favorite spot for trout fishing but I have never seen any photo of the Donner Pass / Lake area more dramatic than this one. Good job, David.

kenfowkes on August 24, 2012

Thanks David!

Heinz Peierl on August 31, 2012

Schönes Landschaftsbild

Like 9

Danke für den Besuch in meiner Galerie und die netten Worte. Habe mich sehr darüber gefreut

Viele Grüße von der Mosel


kenfowkes on August 31, 2012

Dear Heinz, thank you for the like. Cheers!

Dušan Railfan on September 18, 2012


MarekEwjanStachowski on November 6, 2012

very nice picture - I like it
greetings from Poland
– Marek Ewjan S.

kenfowkes on November 10, 2012

Dear Marek, you are very kind!
Thank you.

Fred Quader on February 8, 2013

L 12, a very fine shot.

Ivan Logvinov on February 12, 2013

Very impressive fantastic landscape!
Warm greetings from Russia!

kenfowkes on February 13, 2013

Thank you both,
Kastl, and Ivan.
Warm greetings to you both!

StasiÓ Stachów on February 13, 2013

Amazing place, good photo

kenfowkes on February 14, 2013

It is one of my most favorite places. Thank you for your comment Pan o, and for the L&F too!

leo1383 on January 26, 2014

Like,great scenary,beautiful place,greetings Leo

David Engel on July 30, 2014

Did you take this while rock climbing?

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Photo taken in Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 18, 2012
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    by kenfowkes
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2012/07/05 15:26:57