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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Donner Party Camp - Truckee, California

We went to stay at our Truckee house for the 4th of July weeknd. I did this painting yesterday. In past summers, I used to ride my horse all around the Truckee area. One favorite trail is the Commemorative Emmigrant Trail. Very popular with mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians, the trail begins at Donner Ski Area and goes all the way to Stampede Lake. This painting is from that trail, near the area where the Donner Party camped before they took the last fatal climb up the mountains. The mountains in the background is Mount Rose and Slide Mountain. The terrain is a mixture of sagebrush, bitterbush, wildflowers and grasses and reeds in the boggy areas from snow runoff.

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