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.
Driving along highway 88 in California, I noticed a large flock of birds darting in and out of a large conglomerate of rock along the Carson river. I pulled over and scrambled down to the river’s edge. From a distance it doesn’t look like much but zoomed in I was able to get a photo of the numerous nests of Cliff Swallows built into the rock wall.