Margie Powell Illustrated* Hikes, 2017
August 12 & 13
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.
Our hikes have gone down Summit Canyon, up to Roller Pass, around Van Norden, and around Serene Lakes.
On this, our sixth year, we're going down Summit Canyon again - downhill all the way, with a car shuttle back up. Of course the walk will be illustrated with dozens of historic photographs and lots of stories. We'll stop for lunch at a nice view, so bring a lunch.
This is what’s on the agenda this year:
Chinese RR workers and the camp site we'll pass,
Stevens, Murphy Townsend Party,
Emigrant Routes and Emigrants,
Old Ads on the Lincoln Highway,
Railroad tunnels and snowsheds,
Donner Party escapees and rescuees,
The transcontinenntals (RR, highway, air route, telephone line)
Meet at the Sugar Bowl Academy Building on Old 40.
Take Old 40 to Donner Summit. The Sugar Bowl Academy is the large building on Old 40 right at the top. If you go east from there it is steeply downhill to Rainbow Bridge. If you go west from there the next thing to see is Donner Ski Ranch on the right.
Bring Hat, good shoes, sunscreen, water, camera, lunch, curiosity.