Walk through the Donner Pass train tunnels Tuesday, Sept. 13 | SierraSun.com

Walk through the Donner Pass train tunnels Tuesday, Sept. 13

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Walk through 145-year old train tunnels bored through solid granite and walk along the wagon routes that date back to 1844. Review the history of the Central Pacific Railroad train tunnels over Donner Pass as well as the major wagon routes that preceded them. If time allows, you will take a small detour route to observe some wonderful Indian petroglyph remains.

The event will take about 3 to 4 hours. Bring a lunch, water, camera, lug sole hiking shoes, walking stick, and a flashlight.

West shore and Tahoe City area participants meet at the Gatekeeperand#8217;s Museum parking lot at 8:30 a.m. They will depart with the guide at 8:45 a.m. for Donner Pass.

Kings Beach area, Incline Village and Truckee participants meet at 9:15 a.m. in the Sugar Bowl Academy parking lot just off Old Highway 40 at Donner Pass. The Sugar Bowl Academy is the first group of buildings you come to about west of the Rainbow Bridge on Old Highway 40.

Cost: $10 NLTHS members; $20 non-members

RSVP (and pay) by Sept. 10, pre-payment required!

To RSVP and pay, visit the Gatekeeper’s Museum, 130 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or call 530-583-1762.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

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