Auburn Courthouse, as seen from the train as we climb into the Sierras.
The American River Canyon was quite spectacular.
Bear Valley was shrouded in snow. Unfortunetely, the windows were not as clean as one might have liked.
Near the summit, one can see how much fresh snow was on the ground.
Donner Lake as seen from the train.
The eastern face of the Sierra Nevada was sunny and bright, but there were clouds at the summit, so that was it for the photography.
Donner Lake shows the beginning of the clouds and rain.
Some of the views from the road leading to Sonora Pass
A small waterfall visible from the summit of Sonora Pass
A deep glacial valley
More of the valley
Leavitt Falls in closeup and in context
Looking north near Carson Pass
Looking down at Carson Lake.
The walls surrounding Carson Lake.
Another look at Carson Lake.
The high Sierras near Markleville, over 8000 feet.
Looking down just south of Monitor Pass.
A rock outcropping near Monitor Pass.
A last look at the U-shaped (glacier carved) valley.
Lake Isabella is near the top of a pass in the Sierras.
Caples Lake was still frozen on June 20.
The Truckee River was running fast and high; snowmelt.
The view from Monitor Pass is always beautiful.
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