Truckee in the snow-January 23, 2017

You know it’s bad when your sixth graders say “I hope it’s not another snow day tomorrow”

The record-breaking snow continues… Not sure how much we got last night, but I can tell you that my car wasn’t able to leave the driveway so I had to run to work. Wearing knee-high gaiters and spikes on my shoes, of course (the roads were somewhat plowed but I needed the gaiters to get out of my driveway). Today was Snow Day #10 for the kids…

We have no heat in our office (but the power works, so Mone’ brought us a space heater). My neighbor had to crawl out her window because the plow guy sprayed snow on her front deck and blocked her door from opening. I can’t find my mailbox.

It’s crazy here, but we love it. Here are some pics from my run to work this morning.

Hard to tell how deep the snow is, but my mailbox is gone and I’m not sure where to look exactly.
Car not going anywhere today. And there’s a big berm at end of driveway.
running to work on Palisades… cheering on the plow guys, who rock.
heading down Brockway Rd into old town Truckee – Cottonwood restaurant on the left.
Had to hold the camera over my head to see over the bridge to the Truckee River
Riverside Drive
Dark Horse Coffee on Riverside drive – note the massive berm blocking access to the main road (Bridge St)
Another hero plow driver on Bridge Street. Truckee Hotel behind.
Sidewalk downtown Truckee – in front of Bar of America
Squeeze Inn
Cooking Gallery
Spring Street and Jibboom Street
Corner of Spring and Donner Pass Road
CoffeeBar – like the benches carved out of the snow?
California 89 shop
sidewalk in front of Marg’s Taco
El Toro Bravo
Donner Pass Road in front of my office
Our office on the right
view from my office window


That’s Susie (co-worker) down by her car, on Donner Pass Road

And there we were, at work, huddled around the space heater.ย None of the HVAC people could get to us, so I called on a friend, and JP (Prince Electric) made a special trip over to fix the furnace. As the office began to heat up, the sun came out, and my run home was even more spectacular…

California 89 store again… this time a little more cheerful
stopped by the train depot to see how they were holding up
train coming into town with some crazy puffy clouds hiding Mt. Rose
Truckee River in its bluebird glory
Happy to see the sidewalk was plowed on Ponderosa
My neighbors’ house (the one who had to crawl out her window because the door was blocked)
our house. still no mailbox in sight.
My beautiful daughter baked me a cake while i was at work
And the grand finale… I just found the mailbox! And there was even mail in it!!

42 thoughts on “Truckee in the snow-January 23, 2017”

  1. These photos are great and wonderful therapy for me as I had major knee surgery 10 days ago and am somewhat house bound! Molly and I own the building on DPR right in front of your office! Hope to be able to say hi sometime!!
    Thanks, Tony

    1. Thanks so much, Tony! I hope you heal quickly – most be so hard to be recovering from surgery right now. Take Care, and stop by sometime when you’re feeling up to it!

  2. Thanks for the fotos. We’ve wanted to see exactly how much snow in Donner Lake & Truckee โ€ฆ these do the job – BigTime๐Ÿ˜„

  3. That is awesome jenelle.
    What a talent, beautiful photography while running to work in the snow!
    Keep this up! U should write a column!

  4. Wow! I’m Lauren Lake’s cousin-in-law (if that’s a thing ๐Ÿ˜‰.) I live in CO now, but grew up spending a lot of time at my grandma’s place in Sierra Meadows and skiing at Squaw. I love all these pics! They make me want to go back!

  5. Last June I was passing thru thru Truckee…so many great memories…The Bar Of America..
    I was sitting outside eating lunch,just about where you were standing to take that photo! Oh my A LOT of snow !!!! Beautiful pictures!
    Thanks for sharing๐Ÿ˜Š!

  6. Wonderful pics and great commentary! Live in Sierra Meadows but avoiding snow right now – down in desert trying to stay out of rain! Who knew!

  7. Thanks for sharing and what a capturing story… I was in Truckee last year and loved it, can’t wait to go back. Your story made me feel as if I was there๐Ÿ˜Š. God keep you all safe.

  8. I’m so in awe of your pictorials, JP! These are photos that will be fun to look at for years to come. What a great winter!

  9. Discovered your blog on Facebook. Great pics and ideas for activities. Some locations I am familiar with others are new. My family and I get up to Truckee often as we have a cabin in Old Greenwood. You have some great blogs and I am enjoying them. My daughter and you should met up she loves the outdoors and is always looking for new places and adventures. I have forwarded this blog to her. In fact her husband and her often talk about living in Tahoe!!

    The lake you paddle to, interests.

    1. Hi Joe, thank you for the nice feedback! And, thanks for taking some time to look through the blog. Please have your daughter reach out if she wants to share an adventure sometime (or just get some ideas). Take care, Jenelle

  10. Thank you for your fabulous photos from the morning walk to work. Enjoying them from Eureka Springs, Arkansas, but they have transported me to your snowy village in the most enchanting way. Amazing. Thank you again!

    1. oh wow, that’s awesome!! Must have been interesting before the freeway was built! My dad (while on break from the service) hitchhiked from San Francisco to Michigan before then as well… and remembers going through Truckee on the old highway. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Thank you so much for sharing a day in the life of Truckee and your run! I thoroughly enjoyed following your pics and descriptions of all the places in your run to work. It took me to another world. I am here in NJ cruising FB for Truckee visitor info. I was there during the Memorial Day week last year and fell in love with the area. Went to visit Andy Blanchard of Blue Tahoe Pottery in Truckee to make a purchase of his beautiful work. Looking to spend more time in the area on my next visit.

    1. Thanks, Jean, I appreciate the feedback! You should definitely come back soon, Spring is in the air, and once the snow all melts, it’s going to be a wildflower mecca here this summer! ๐Ÿ™‚
      If you’re interested, I rent out a guest room in my house, you should check it out when planning your trip.
      Take care,

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