Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 16, 2014 (Sunday) Paint-Out at Donner Pass Bridge (aka Rainbow Bridge) Lookout

Date:        March 16, 2014 (SUNDAY)
Time:        10:00 am
Meet:        Wild Cherries Coffee, 11429 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
Caravan to:     We will continue on Donner Pass Road (aka Lincoln Hwy) over Hwy 80, then pass Donner Lake and continue up the hill and cross the bridge to the large parking turn-out on the left (seen in above photo).

There are several other turn-outs with smaller parking areas further up the road for anyone who wants to continue on for other views.  Some views are of big granite cliffs and if you go a little further there are lakes and ski places and lodges.

The weather is supposed to be beautiful, sunny and not too cold!

What to bring:

  • camera
  • painting gear
  • hiking boots or good walking shoes with tread if you wish to go off pavement
  • hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, maybe an umbrella if not too windy
  • layers of clothing
  • water, snacks, lunch
Amenities:  none at the overlook.  That's why we are meeting at Wild Cherries Coffee.  The coffee place also has maps of the ski areas (Norden, Sugar Bowl) where we are headed if you are interested.

Directions:  From Reno, take Hwy 80 west to Truckee, and take the downtown exit that says 89 to Tahoe City.  At the end of the exit ramp, turn right at the round-about and then turn left at the light at Donner Pass Road.  Go about a block and a strip mall is on your left and Wild Cherries is on the furthest corner.  From the spagetti bowl, allow about 35-40 minutes to get there.


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