We’re headed back to Illinois. Today, we drove up into the Sierra-Nevada Mountains, and are spending the night at Truckee, CA, home of the Donner Pass.
If you remember your history, the ill-fated Donner Party got trapped by winter storms in the winter of 1846. After they ate all of their food, and all of their animals, they started on each other. Tomorrow we head south through the Lake Tahoe area to Lee Vining, Ca. Lee Vining is the town closest to Mono Lake.