Cabin | Hope Valley, CA
       
     
Fading Light and Fall Colors | Hope Valley, CA
       
     
Maple Leaf
       
     
East fork of the Carson River | Hope Valley CA
       
     
Aspen Grove | Lundy Canyon
       
     
Monitor Pass | Alpine County
       
     
The Walker River | Coleville, CA
       
     
Shining Birch | Hope Valley
       
     
West Carson River | Markleeville, CA
       
     
Cabin | Hope Valley, CA
       
     
Cabin | Hope Valley, CA

Colors begin to change in Hope Valley.

Fading Light and Fall Colors | Hope Valley, CA
       
     
Fading Light and Fall Colors | Hope Valley, CA

The Carson river winds its way down Hope Valley in the last of the evening sun.

Maple Leaf
       
     
Maple Leaf

Autumn’s glow in the forest floor.

East fork of the Carson River | Hope Valley CA
       
     
East fork of the Carson River | Hope Valley CA

A big snow year meant the Carson ran strong as colors in the watershed begin to change.

Aspen Grove | Lundy Canyon
       
     
Aspen Grove | Lundy Canyon

One of the most picturesque canyons on the Eastern side of the Sierra is home to groves of aspens that twist along the watershed.

Monitor Pass | Alpine County
       
     
Monitor Pass | Alpine County

Closed in Winter, this trans Sierra Highway is home to groves of golden aspens on each side until the fall winds come and strip the trees bare of their leaves.

The Walker River | Coleville, CA
       
     
The Walker River | Coleville, CA

This wild river canyon originates deep in the Sierra Nevada as part of the Wild West Walker drainage that twists though Leavitt Meadows.  It then gathers pace and races towards Topaz.

Shining Birch | Hope Valley
       
     
Shining Birch | Hope Valley

Each fall the shimmering leaves on the aspens glisten and the silver trunks shine in the morning light.

West Carson River | Markleeville, CA
       
     
West Carson River | Markleeville, CA

Soft fall light hits some slow bends in the river as the leaves begin to change.