Sierra Speaker Series: The Terrifying Sport of Flume Riding
Complimentary refreshments will be served, with beverages available for purchase. A $5 donation is suggested for this free program. Parking is free after 5 pm. Book available onsite and book signing available after the presentation.
Flumes were a cost-effective mainstay to move logs to where they were needed. They replaced oxen, horses, steam donkey engine, skids, narrow gauge railroad, etc. The V-flumes were specifically used in many locations in the Truckee region. Besides moving logs and other practical applications, V-flumes also created an early recreational (yet still terrifying) sport of flume riding. Hear the tales of the brave souls who dared to take on this amazing challenge and how it has evolved.
Judy DePuy is a retired civil engineer, marketer, and a volunteer for the Truckee Donner Railroad Society and the Donner Summit Historical Society. Judy enjoys hiking, skiing, giving back to the community and being with her husband and her dog, Morticia.