Time: 9:00 am
Meet at: Donner Camp Picnic Area, near Truckee, CA
Places to Paint: Right there, or, up the road to the river crossing at Prosser Creek if you want to do a river
Parking: At both areas
Amenities: Pit toilets and picnic tables are at Donner Camp Picnic Area only
Detailed Descriptions and Directions to meeting place:
Donner Camp Picnic Area: This is where we will meet. There is a large paved parking lot.
Directions: From Reno, take I-80 to Truckee.
The second exit after you go through the Bug Station is 267/89. Take this exit.
At the light at the end of the exit, TURN RIGHT.
You are now on 89 going north. Travel only 1.7 miles.
(You will go around 2 round-abouts - but just keep going straight).
A sign will indicate the picnic area is on your RIGHT.
Here are some pictures of the easy and level loop trail there:
The other painting spot is PROSSER CREEK.
Directions: It is just farther up 89 about 1.5 miles and on your RIGHT.
It is a dirt pull-out parking for a trailhead that connects with the Commemorative Emigrant Trail. Parking is free and the spur trail follows Prosser Creek. There are views of Prosser Creek to paint, as well as a meadow that opens up and has a vista of the mountains. The picture above of the vista is similar so I will only show a picture of Prosser Creek here:
- painting gear
- artists umbrella (the altitude sun is intense)
- hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
- BUG SPRAY
- Allergy medication - pine pollen!
- Benedryl (it is a little early for yellow jackets - but if you are sensitive....)
- Drinking water, snack/lunch
- Cart or backpack or means to tote your gear
- folding chair if you wish. Remember, higher altitude