Club activities continued to be on hold due to the pandemic; however, this doesn’t mean you can’t explore the beautiful areas nearby – please go with at least two vehicles for safety even though the roads are suitable for SUVs. The Prosser Hill OHV Area north on Highway 89 has a scenic route to Webber Lake and beyond. Follow the orange snowmobile route signs to Henness Pass Road. Along the way you’ll cross bridges over Prosser and Sagehen Creeks, pass old logging railroad trestle ruins, and see expansive views of Sandine Peak and Kyberz Flat. Just don’t go too fast so that you can see the wild flowers and old railroad embankments being reclaimed by the forest. Turning East on the original Henness Pass Road (not the paved road to Jackson Meadows Reservoir) you pass over “Dean Crick” on the way to Perazzo Meadow. The road continues up a steep canyon above the Little Truckee River. An unassuming dirt parking area to the left surprises those who hike a few hundred yards west for a spectacular view of Webber Falls. From there visit Webber Lake for a stop at the beach. All this is just a few miles from Tahoe Donner!
If you want more challenges, check out TD4Wheelers.org/club events/news for a map and description of Bear Valley OHV area. The OHV area is east of Little Truckee Summit off Highway 89 and is a beautiful area to go jeeping – please stay on the marked trail and tread lightly. Have fun!