It's by far the most over-photographed holiday in America, and I'm sure the internet is brought to its knees and begs for mercy in the subsequent days with all of the 4th of July photos that are uploaded. But for some unexplainable reason I felt the need to drive up to Donner Pass to take a few shots while the fireworks went off over Donner Lake and add to the mess hereby known as "fireworks photograph week". I actually really liked the view from up there; it's not so bad huh?. I hiked down off of the road about five minutes to the top of the cliff that you see and probably (in my opinion) had the best seat in the house.
And then of course sat in traffic for 45 minutes once I got back down into the valley. Gave me a good opportunity to chimp, I suppose.