It has a spectacular view of Donner Lake and Donner
Pass, on Route 80.
A bear was walking across
Rainbow Bridge (Old Hwy 40 at Donner Summit,(Truckee) on Saturday when two cars
also crossing the bridge scaredthe bear into jumping over the edge of the bridge. Somehow the bear
caught the ledge avoiding a fall into the rocks below and was able to pull
itself to safety. Authorities decided that nothing could be done to help
Saturday night so they returned Sunday morning to find the bear sound asleep on
After securing a net under the bridge the bear was
tranquilized, fell into the net, lowered, then woke up and walked out of the
There is a moral to this story you
know; this old bear made a wrong move and found he was hanging by his nails.
Somehow he was able to pull himself up onto the ledge where he saw he was in a
very bad, impossible situation and what did he do? Yep, he
took a nap and sure enough the situation took care of itself while he was
asleep. The moral is, that when confronted with a bad situation, sometimes
the best solution is to take a nap . . .