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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Donner Party Winter: Does it Match the Hype?

For nearly 175 years, historians, authors and educators have claimed that the winter of 1846-47 – the year of the Donner Party entrapment –...

Bones of Contention | Donner Party Archeology

The winter of 2016-17 represents the 170th anniversary of the Donner Party incident, when 81 California-bound men, women and children were trapped at Donner...

Lansford Hastings: Donner Party Villain?

This winter marks the 170th anniversary of the tragic tale of the Donner Party. Many mistakes were made by a variety of people, but historians...

Lansford Hastings: Donner Party villain?

  For nearly 170 years, historians have labeled California land promoter Lansford Hastings as the villain in the 1846-47 Donner Party tragedy. Hastings was the man...

Step back in time with Donner Party Hikes

Greg Palmer leds a hike on Donner Summit. He Has led a hike during the event for the past 17 years.  |  Tim Erskine...

Donner Party experience: Lessons learned

The annual Donner Party Hikes draw hundreds of participants for a variety of unique and memorable hikes that explore the Donner Pass region each...