Donner Pass: winter wonderland


AirVuz contributor Allan Crawford brings us this excellent drone video of California's Donner Pass, one of the main passages through the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Situated at an altitude of 2.15k meters above sea level (just over 7k ft.), the pass is named after an ill-fated group of 83 pioneers en route westward to California who were forced to spend the winter of 1846-47 here.  Nearly half the members of the Donner Party perished from cold and starvation; those who survived did so by consuming the remains of their dead comrades.

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