The Donner Railroad tunnels. Built in 1866 and closed for train traffic in 1993. A very fascinating hike full of historic achievement and graffiti. Most of which was actually very well done. It was 5.8 miles from the entrance to the end and back. Bring a flashlight and a tripod. Its a photographic dream with light coming through the narrow windows and bouncing off the diverse rock walls. Maybe not worthy of your bucket list but recommended if your in the Donner summit area.
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Fossil Falls. No water here but you will find some amazing volcanic rocks surrounding a gorge that makes this stop a must when your traveling up Hwy 395. Located just east of the Sierra's this place is great for a day trip stop. At night this is a night sky photographers worst nightmare. Everywhere you step can be your last as this gorge is plenty deep and precarious.
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Few likely remember the Cinebomb classic from 1957 "From Hell It Came". For those who are familiar will agree this tree closely resembles the horrifying oak that snatched up young island girls while they slept and deposited them into a pool of quicksand. This being a common event on remote islands where tree's are left unsupervised and allowed to freely roam to pursue these unspeakable acts of violence.
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