Travel Blogs from Downieville
... into red-line. Stopped at supermarket to pick up groceries, and importantly, red wine, champagne, Baileys and egg nog. Nestled into huge apartment at the ski lodge, fire going, wine open, and the man booked to bring us our skis and clothes for an in-room fitting. Lachlan on fold out bed but paid Hamish five bucks to make it for him. We think Hamo's working for tips, on to that caper. All is ...
... to map out this path. They had to find a continual path that had no more than a 2 foot increase in elevation over each 200 feet. It’s cool to think that this route is basically the same one that was built in the 1860’s. There are lots of tunnels here. When they first built it they also had to build 30 miles of wooden snow sheds for the trains to pass through because the train plows at the time were not strong ...
23rd November 2013
Start: Holiday Lodge, 480 J St, Hawthorne, Nevada
Finish: Camp Augusta, 17530 Lake Vera Rd, Nevada City, California
This morning we woke up to discover the surrounding mountains had been blanketed by an overnight snow. It was fresh! We left fairly early and attended the McDonalds Drive-thru for breakfast on the ...
... 1 Day, 562 Miles
Fuel Stop--Petro in Sparks, NV--29 gallons @3.869
Tire repair--Petro in Sparks
Google Map Included--A to C, 562 miles, stopped at B for fuel and tire repair
Wednesday, Oct 16--drove to Prevost Mira ...
... t have asked for more. The first 5 miles of our hike saw a moderate elevation gain which promptly brought us back to the realization that this hike was not going to be a Sunday stroll. Huffing and puffing was going to be the norm and that's exactly what I signed up for... a personal challenge. I've noticed that I'm starting to really indulge in these "self-tests" of will and endurance. Tough Mudder, Folsom Half Marathon, San Francisco Full Marathon, 60+ ...