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Donner Pass; from 30,000 feet

Last week when I was flying out of Fresno I happened to be sitting on he left side of the plane which allowed me to see the entirety of Donner Pass.  Below CA 89 can be seen approaching Donner Pass Road in Truckee, Donner Lake can be seen in the middle of the photo and I-80 can be seen ascending Donner Summit.


Last year I wrote and much more extensive blog post regarding the history of transportation over Donner Pass.  Said blog post can be located below:

Old US 40 on Donner Pass Road

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