Wednesday, August 12, 2009

old train tunnle
Near Donner lake, there are some old train tunnels that have been abandoned. The old wood and iron of the torn out rails is scattered all down the side of the mountain. We climbed up to the tunnels and walked through them. It was so much fun. Sometimes maintenance cars drive through them and we were lucky enough to be in the middle of a tunnel when one came by. John and I heard a deep rumble and crunching. A booming echo. Not knowing it was a car at first we looked at each other freaked out. I was terrified that every movie I've seen about ghost trains was about to come true. We ran for the walls and realized it was a car coming and we all relaxed.
old train tunnel

5 comments:

Soldier without a War said...

WHERE IS THIS? I would really like to explore this area....super super cool!! :)

trish said...

thanks for sharing your vacation with us....look forward to more little peeps.

tara said...

i would love to know where these are, too... we're headed up there next week!

such cool light in these photos.

vickie said...

miss hearing from you!! hope all is well.

Allison said...

ditto Vickie's comment...