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Day 8, Smith Valley, NV to Susanville, CA

Oct 14, 2017 Sat
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Oct 14, 2017 Sat 1:06 AM EDT Alt: 4863
Night sky at Cousin Judys' in Smith Valley, NV.
Miles:235
Start Point:Smith Valley, NV, US
End Point:Susanville, CA, US
Weather:31° at dawn and pleasant temperatures during the day. The smoky haze gradually cleared as we travelled further north.

The day started at 4,856 feet and ended at 4,143 feet. The highest altitude was 7,217 feet and the lowest altitude was 4,050 feet.




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We had a very nice visit with Cousin Judy. The sky gets dark at night in Smith Valley, NV. Judy and I got some photos of the Milky Way. The photo above is my best attempt. The vertical haze in the photo is the Milky Way. We can’t see that from Raleigh, NC.

After an eggs and bacon breakfast we said our good byes and headed north to the Donner State Park. I was looking forward this stop but again our plans changed. Saturday is a busy time for the park and there was no room for us to stop. We already plan to return again to Death Valley when there is no smoke, so we’ll add the Donner State Park to that list.

The last two photos below are of Truckee Lake. It played a role in the Donner Party disaster.

Oct 14, 2017 Sat 12:19 PM EDT Alt: 4863
Cousin Judys' in Smith Valley, NV.

Oct 14, 2017 Sat 2:26 PM EDT Alt: 4863
Cousin Judys' in Smith Valley, NV.

Oct 14, 2017 Sat 2:30 PM EDT Alt: 4863
Cousin Judys' in Smith Valley, NV.
Judith, Laurie

Oct 14, 2017 Sat 2:32 PM EDT Alt: 4863
Cousin Judys' in Smith Valley, NV. Truck garden.
Judith

Oct 14, 2017 Sat 2:07 PM PDT Alt: 6579
Lake Tahoe, NV
Bobby, Laurie

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Donner Lake, CA .
Laurie

You may be interested in the next article, Day 9, Crater Lake, OR.

The previous article is Day 7, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley to Cousin Judy’s.

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