Donner Pass - Truckee, CA

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Donner Pass,  in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, viewed from the Rainbow Bridge parking lot.

Donner Pass is named for the fated Donner party of pioneers that set out in 1846 from Illinois to California. The pass now represents the most important transmontane route (rail and highway) connecting San Francisco with Reno. It lies within Tahoe National Forest with the Donner Memorial State Park nearby.

The section from Donner Summit to Donner Lake across the Rainbow Bridge is considered one of the most scenic pieces of highway in the country.
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Latitude: 39° 19' 7" N, Longitude: 120° 19' 8" W see »

Location: United States

Panoramas by Tanja Barnes

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Where's Waldo?

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Picture Window View of Donner Lake

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From Donner Summit.

Interior: Donner Summit Tunnel Graffiti - Truckee, CA

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The Donner Summit Tunnels were decommissioned in 1993, after some 130 years of use. The tracks and water sheds are gone. The temperature in the...

China Wall of the Sierra - Truckee, CA

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Just outside and to the left of this tunnel is a hand built retaining wall that was constructed by Chinese laborers. It is now known as China Wall....

Exterior: Donner Summit Tunnel Graffiti - Truckee, CA

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During the winter, snow levels at Donner Summit can reach up to 70 feet.  In January 1870, nine months after the First Transcontinental Railroad...

An Entrance to the Donner Summit Railroad Tunnels - Truckee, CA

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Emigrant Chinese laborers constructed the railroad tunnels above Truckee, California, with picks and black powder in the 1860s as part of the...

Donner Pass - Truckee, CA

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Donner Pass,  in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, viewed from the Rainbow Bridge parking lot. Donner Pass is named for the...

Morning Twilight @ Bears Landing - Donner Lake, CA

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Testing Hejnar Photo Panoramic head.

Sepulveda Dam

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Built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1942, the Sepulveda Dam has been used for locations for countless films and commercials...

Sepulveda Dam Graffiti

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Built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1942, the Sepulveda Dam has been used for locations for countless films and commercials...

Sepulveda Dam at Sunset

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Built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1942, the Sepulveda Dam has been used for locations for countless films and commercials...

La Casa de Pensamiento Libre (HDR) - Van Nuys, CA

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Testing Photomatix Pro 4.2

La Casa de Pensamiento - Van Nuys, CA

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Testing Canon 8-15mm @ 8mm.

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