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Ripples and snow along the Carson

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An easy spot to get to from the junction where highway 88 & 89 meet in Hope Valley. There’s a small parking lot and you walk along a path towards the river. It’s pretty quite except for the occasional sounds of a car or truck on the highway. You come to a bridge and the Carson River follows under it. The late afternoon sun lights up the recent snows and the ripples of the water.

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Fall in Hope Valley

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First fall hike of the year. Went to Hope Valley to look for fall colors but we were stopped by the water flowing in the river. That’s Pickett Peak in the background.

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Moon sets

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Last week, I scrambled down to the East shore of Lake Tahoe to a spot known as Bonsai Rock. While I was taking photos, I noticed the setting moon nicely centered from my spot on the shore. I used my headlamp to brighten the water below me and the boulders in the water. _MG_4946

Erratic on basalt

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A few weeks ago I went to go find these basalt columns off of highway 88 near Silver Lake.  There was lots of bushwacking since there is no established trail and the cairns that lead you out there are random at best. I found them and they were pretty cool but there was these boulders of granite on top of the columns. I thought the contrasting colors played well against each other.

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Moon and Venus

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Early morning with the moon and Venus rising above.

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View from the top

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Went on a 4 day backpacking trip with eleven kids from the YMCA of San Francisco , sponsored by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association High point of the trip, peak bagging Freel Peak at 10,881ft. The view from the top was amazing!

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Into the wilderness I go

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Headed out into the forest for a few days

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