Donner Pass


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Don·ner Pass

 (dŏn′ər)
A pass, 2,176 m (7,135 ft) high, in the Sierra Nevada of eastern California near Lake Tahoe. It is named after the Donner Party of westward migrants whose survivors resorted to cannibalism after being trapped in a snowstorm near here in October 1846.

Don′ner Pass′

(ˈdɒn ər)
n.
a mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada, in E California. 7135 ft. (2175 m) high.
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Noun1.Donner Pass - a mountain pass in northeastern California near Lake Tahoe; site where in 1844 some members of an emigrant party survived by eating those who had died
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
High Sierra, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sierra Nevada - a mountain range in eastern California; contains Mount Whitney
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Westbound motorists lined up for about a mile on Donner Pass Road in an attempt to access the interstate.
I spent the night outside the Donner Pass town of Truckee.
However, the city became neglected following the construction of a major railroad through Donner Pass to the north of the city, and its population dwindled to 1,500 in the 1930s.
My daughter and I were backpacking a 210-mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail in central California, from Donner Pass to Yosemite.
Walking on the lake front today is a far cry from the days when pioneers saw the marshy lands as pretty treacherous, pushing on to the area round modern-day Truckee, north-east of Tahoe, and over the bleak Donner Pass, or west over Echo Pass towards Sacramento.
Walking on the lake front today is a far cry from the days when pioneers saw the marshy lands as pretty treacherous, pushing on to the area round modern-day Truckee, northeast of Tahoe, and over the bleak Donner Pass, or west over Echo Pass towards Sacramento.
It's eerie travelling westwards over the Donner Pass, and witnessing first-hand the terrain that caused such grief to that initial pioneer party.
John's that has only lacked a sidetrip to the Donner Pass.
His mother was a member of the eccentric McGlashan family, whose passion was to find memorabilia of the horrid happenings at Donner Pass.
The Central Sierra Snow Laboratory near Donner Pass reports only eight inches of snow on the ground - the least since 1946.
The Woods Project, a Houston-based nonprofit that develops leadership capacity and life skills in low-income youth, today announced that 110 students and 30 volunteers will embark for a two-week, life-changing experience to Donner Pass, Glacier and Yosemite National Parks.