Trek scenic Donner Summit with local historians on interpretive hikes. Choose from six hikes on Saturday ranging from 3.5 to 6 miles in length. Each hiker receives a commemorate ball cap and a hamburger lunch. Mark Twain portrayed by McAvoy Layne will perform in the afternoon. Two day option includes Sunday walking tour of Donner State Park and Donner Camp.
The Truckee Donner area is steeped in history. Exploring this region on interpretive walks and hikes you can almost hear the clip-clop of oxen and the rumble of the wagon wheels, as countless emigrants scaled the mighty Sierra Nevada in search of a better life. Learn about the success of the Stephens Party; the tragic events the Donner Party endured; and the importance of the transcontinental railroad.
For registration and more information, visit www.donnerpartyhike.com.