Margie Powell Illustrated* Hikes, 2019
August 10 & 11
9:30 AM each day

Margie Powell was the inspiration for the Donner Summit Historical Society.  She was also the energy behind the founding.  In her memory we’ve held annual Margie Powell hikes in August.

On this, our eighth year, we're going to go down Summit Canyon:

This hike is all downhill.  We will park some cars at the end and then shuttle back uphill.  This hike will start with an overview of Donner Summit history - the most historically significant square mile in California and maybe the entire Western United States. That overview has the most magnifcent view! We’ll talk about the firsts: first transcontinental railroad, first transcontinental highway, first transcontinental air route, first transcontinental telephone line, and the first wagon trains to California. We’ll see ads painted on the rocks 100 years ago and we’ll see petroglyphs incised into the granite 2-4,000 years ago.  We’ll have great views and lots of great stories. The hike is illustrated so there will be lots of old photographs.

Bring: lunch, snack, sunscreen, good shoes, a hat, a camera, and whatever else you need to go hiking.  It’s the same hike both days.

Although the hike is downhill there are rough spots and the route is three miles long.

Do not consider going on this hike unless you are nimble because there are parts where we’ll have to scramble over some rocks since there is no trail.

The dates: August 10,11 9:30 AM each day. Meet at the Donner Ski Ranch parking lot.

*meaning lots of pictures

Bring Hat, good shoes, sunscreen, water, camera, lunch, curiosity.