Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains

I have a few mountain pictures.

There are a lot of mountains in California and Nevada. I liked the way the mountains were shaded by the clouds.

Last Monday we went to Donner Pass in the mountains in California. There is a lake. It is not far from Lake Tahoe. Donner Pass is where those pioneer people in the 1800’s were going to California and got stuck in a snow storm and could not get out for the winter. They ended up eating like 40 people to stay alive. We camped in our trailer. I kept waiting to see or hear ghosts, but I didn’t.

We did drive over to Lake Tahoe. I could not take any pictures there because it was so crowded with people and houses. It is up high in the mountains too.  This is a picture of Donner Lake.

There are a lot of big rocks up at Donner Pass. My son loved to climb on them. I can see why the pioneers had a hard time trying to get over the pass with those big rocks all over.

It did get cold at night. It was nice and warm during the day though. The sign on the water said the water was very cold, but I saw people swimming in the water.

In the background, you can see this train. (Click picture to make it big). It was chugging up the mountain very slow because it was steep. That is my son on another big rock. Big pine trees grow all over the mountain. I love going up to the mountains.

Author: Connie T

I love to make videos, cooking ones and legos ones. I like to draw and paint and make crafts and read blogs. I have a Nikon D80. I also use my new Canon Rebel. I don't really notice not much difference in pictures between the Nikon D80 but I bought for the video use. You can not use Nikon to make a video, it is not on the camera.

8 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains”

  1. Incredible pictures! I hadn’t realized there was a Donner Lake. A few years ago I read a book called Desperate Passage about the Donner party. Chilling book but so well told. Such a sad event to occur in all that beauty.

    Funny that you didn’t see or hear signs of ghosts. Maybe they only come out in winter.

    Thanks so much for sharing these photos.


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