Sugar Bowl to Squaw on the Pacific Crest Trail is the iconic trail run of Donner Summit. Start 4 miles north at Boreal and you have 19 miles of granite boulders, dramatic ridges, and sweeping views from Donner Lake to peeks of Tahoe herself. The route is easy enough to follow in clear conditions (take […]
The Donner Party Mountain Runners will be well-represented at the California International Marathon (CIM) in Sacramento this year. Get through the dark mornings and rainy long runs with some company from the club. Volunteer Helen Pelster will lead Tuesday morning speed workouts and weekly long runs. The speed workouts will generally be held at the […]
The Monday Trail Teaser series is wrapped up for the season and will return in the Spring. We had a great sampling of the trails that our backyard playground has to offer. The series visited 19 different routes in the North Tahoe / Truckee area. I can still easily think of a dozen more trails, […]
With over 20 founding members running at the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) Endurance Runs, the Donner Party Mountain Runners will be well represented at our backyard ultra! Live tracking will be available this year at Lapio (click here). TRT 50k Runners Sharon Fong – Going for her 6th TRT 50k finish Kathy Hess – On […]
A solid group of trail runners joined the Donner Party Mountain Runners’ first Family Trail Work Day. Trail Stewardship Director Betsy Nye and her assistant Paul Sweeney led the group of seven adults and four children on the Judah Loop. The crew performed spring cleaning and maintenance of the trail, which is Cottonwood Restaurant’s adopted trail. Cottonwood supported the efforts […]
Local paper Sierra Sun covered runners’ efforts at Bishop High Sierra last month. Click here to read the article.
Join the Donner Party Mountain Runners for group runs and a FREE picnic on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014. You don’t need to be a member ~ just show up. RSVP requested but not required (click here to RSVP on Facebook). Most important: Show up at the correct location! We will be running from […]
Donner Party Mountain Runners had a fabulous showing at the Inaugural Canyons 50k race, which was run through the canyons of the Historical Western States Trail out of Foresthill. The course is extremely challenging with somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 feet of elevation gain. (Our GPS devices are varying quite a bit on the […]
Local paper Sierra Sun featured Donner Party Mountain Runners in its sports section last Friday! Click here to read the story.
Have you hit the trail lately? Use the “comment” link above to read or share trail name and conditions encountered. But buyer beware… one runner’s paradise is another runner’s muddy disaster. Share your intel on these popular running trails in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe: Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT), Donner Lake […]