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East Carson River


Sierra Fall Color 11 ©2009,wolf dietrich

The Fall Colors of the Sierras are magnificent. From the yellow leafed Quacking Aspen to the reddish brown shrubs and grasses, the mountains are painted with color. My favorite annual trip to photograph these awe inspiring colors is along Highway 88, from Silver Lake, over Carson Pass into Hope Valley. From Hope Valley to Markleyville and over Monitor Pass to Lee Vining. This is one photographic adventure that requires at least a few days to enjoy and photograph. There is so much beautiful color and if luck will have it, a few clouds in the sky.

The East Carson River meanders through colorful Aspen and shrubs. Another popular fishing area. The opening of Trout Season coincides with the annual early October Fall Color trip. The photographers compete with the fisherman for lodging. I have found it a bonus to wear a photo vest that looks allot like a fishing vest. I also have a fly-fishing hat pin. The fisherman are not quite as annoyed!

Printed at 12 x 18 inches, and matted and framed to 18 x 24 inches, this image is truly a wonderful capture of this beautiful scene.