Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

Between Snow Banks

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:

The top ten spots for the most number of days with the lowest temperature in the contiguous US between 1995 and 2005:
Location Days of Lowest
Temperature in US
Stanley, Idaho 398
West Yellowstone, Montana 337
Gunnison, Colorado 170
Truckee, California 161
Alamosa, Colorado 142
Saranac Lake, New York 128
Jackson, Wyoming 109
Berlin, New Hampshire   92
Fraser, Colorado   91
Wisdom, Montana   91

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.

West End Beach, Donner Lake, Truckee, CA

2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

  1. Two of those are in Montana, heh. Wisdom and West Yellowstone are both pretty darn cold at most times of year, and as I recall, Wisdom gets a nasty wind chill as well.

    I miss Montana.

    We’ve seen snow once here in Maryland. I’m jealous of your photo’s inhabitants. 🙂 Awesome picture!

    1. I was raised in Fresno, California – a very hot place. It was a bit of a shock to move some place in California that ranked up there with states like Montana as far as how cold it could get. But it was/is a very beautiful spot – throughout the year.

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