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Sierra Speaker Series: Snowbound! with Mark McLaughlin

May 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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We are excited to present Mark McLaughlin to discuss his award winning book, SNOWBOUND! Legendary Winters of the Tahoe Sierra.

Complimentary refreshments will be served with wine available for purchase. A $5 donation is suggested for this free program. Parking is free.

Award-winning Tahoe Weather Historian Mark McLaughlin’s newest book covers the Top 10 biggest winters in the Tahoe Sierra, based on snowfall measured at Donner Pass. Residents and travelers in the Sierra Nevada endured some of the most brutal winter storms in the world. Snowfall measured in feet, 200 miles per hour wind gusts, and destructive avalanches. This fast-paced snapshot presentation captures the compelling stories and dramatic images of railroad and highway crews fighting mountain blizzards and deadly avalanches from historic winters past. SNOWBOUND! was awarded Best Non-Fiction Book in 2017 by the Northern California Publishers & Authors Association.

SNOWBOUND! is available for sale in the Visitor Center store and at the event for signing.


“Mark’s new book SNOWBOUND! is a fantastic account of the winters of the Sierra; actually it’s the best book ever published on the subject. A must have for those interested in the history of the Sierra and its winters! An amazing collection of historical photos, snow data, and stories.”

Christopher Burt: Author of Extreme Weather: A Guide and Record Book 

Mark McLaughlin’s Website: Click Here

Doors open at 5 pm | Program begins at 5:30pm


May 19, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Donner Memorial State Park
12593 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161 United States
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Sierra State Parks System