Truckee, California is one of the coldest locations in the lower 48. Hard to believe, seeing as I just wrote California after Truckee, but it is true. The numbers do not lie:
|Location||Days of Lowest
Temperature in US
|West Yellowstone, Montana||337|
|Saranac Lake, New York||128|
|Berlin, New Hampshire||92|
Courtesy of the this website.
We lived up in the mountains for almost 20 years, and though some winters were harder to get through than others (see photo above), we wouldn’t change a thing. If you ever find yourself driving over Donner Summit, take the time to visit the Truckee/Lake Tahoe area. It really is one of the Jewels of the Sierras.