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Donner Summit Snowsheds/Tunnels

Photos 

Photo taken by Mark Noyes in September 2016

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BH Photo #418434

Map 

Description 

These are series of snowsheds/tunnels that were built against and into the granite cliffs high above Donner Lake. They made the pass (mostly) navigable during the extreme winter seasons.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Railroad
Location
Placer County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.31573, -120.32159   (decimal degrees)
39°18'57" N, 120°19'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/730910/4355235 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80481 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bore Tunnel (275)
California (2,197)
Open to pedestrians (3,722)
Placer County, California (63)
Tunnel (1,064)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2018: Added by Mark Noyes

Sources 

  • Mark Noyes - kin2all [at] yahoo [dot] com