Monday, May 16, 2016

Donner Lake in Truckee, CA (Part 2) - Truckee/Tahoe February 2016

Back in February 2016, I took at trip to Truckee, CA and Lake Tahoe (both California and Nevada side). Most of the photos are of snowy winter scenery. I visited places such as Donner Lake, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Abandoned Historical Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) Tunnels, and more. I took many photos and are here to share with you. The photos will be split over several blog posts. If you have been following me on here, you'd know there has been a ton of stuff happening in my life such as my old computer breaking down and health issues I've had to deal with. This delayed my photo processing by a very long time which is why I am only posting them now. I also did vlogs on this trip. If you are interested in viewing them, you can do so here.

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Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

The photos for today are from day 2 of my trip and were taken on 2/20/2016. The photos are of Donner Lake, Donner Creek, and other random parts of Truckee, CA. You will get to see a lot of snowy winter scenery in this blog post.

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A photo of Donner Lake shot from a random pier on the side of Donner Pass Road. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 39 19 30 N 120 16 11 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

Another photo of Donner Lake from the same pier. You can see on the on the right that another pier is covered in snow. The one I was standing on was also covered. It was a pain to walk on. Being from the San Francisco Bay Area, I am really not used to walking in snow! Also on the mountain in the center, there is the Abandoned Historical Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) Tunnels.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 39 19 31 N 120 16 11 W

 Black and white process of the photo above.

A photo of a bush growing on the shore of Donner Lake. Photo also shot from the same pier.  
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 39 19 32 N 120 16 11 W


A photo of Donner Lake shot in a park on the side of Donner Pass Road. I am glad I actually got into the park this year because I remember it snowed so hard one year, the park and parking lot was just a giant pile of snow! On the mountain in the distance is the Abandoned Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) Tunnels. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 39 19 29 N 120 16 60 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

At this point in my trip, I decided to get a photo of myself at Donner Lake. This is one of my most favorite view points of Donner Lake. Sunny in a winter wonderland. :) I took the photo on a self timer. 


A photo of Donner Creek shot from South Shore Drive. This creek leads into Donner Lake. I had much better luck getting a good photo at this spot back in 2012. You can see that blog post here. There was a lot more snow that year and it looked much prettier. On the mountain in the distance is the Abandoned Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) Tunnels. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 39 19 13 N 120 17 25 W 

 Black and white process of the photo above.

A photo of Donner Creek and Donner Lake from the other side of the bridge I was on for the photo above. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 39 19 13 N 120 17 25 W 

 Black and white process of the photo above.


A photo of a cabin in the woods shot at Summit Court in Truckee, CA. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 39 19 14 N 120 17 28 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

I then headed to a park on the side of South Shore Drive. Here is a photo of the snow covered shore of Donner Lake. This was very hard to walk in. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 39 19 19 N 120 17 25 W 

 Black and white process of the photo above.


A photo of Donner Lake shot from the park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 39 19 20 N 120 17 21 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

A photo of Donner Lake and its shore at the park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 39 19 21 N 120 17 21 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! In the next blog post I will have photos of Lake Tahoe from Tahoe City, CA. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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