Truckee Off The Beaten Path

  • Walking in the 12 Foot Snows!
    Walking in the 12 Foot Snows!
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    Rocking Stone

    by Agraichen Written Sep 13, 2004

    The rocking Stone is just off of High Street and actually visible (now) from Hwy 80 (if you choose not to stop in Truckee).

    This 17-ton boulder is only one of 25 know of its type in the world. The Native Americans use rocks like this for drying their food as animals could not climb the curved bottom.

    It is thought that the early tribes "carved" away the base of the stone to make make it impossible for animals to climb and in the process carving out the bottom created a "rocking" platform.

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    Winter Wonderland

    by mcpangie Written Jan 9, 2004

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    Walking in the 12 Foot Snows!

    By the time this picture was taken Truckee, California had already had 12 feet of snow. Of course, quite a lot had melted. Each sunny day a little melts and freezes again so there are places like this you can walk across the deep snow. The trees start to drip and sound like rain so I went close to investigate. Warning, warning! Don't do that. The snow can hold an adult out in the open, but below the trees where it was soft I was soon hip deep.

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