Images of the Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada are the backbone of California

Auburn Courthouse

Auburn Courthouse, as seen from the train as we climb into the Sierras.
American River Canyon

The American River Canyon was quite spectacular.
Bear Valley

Bear Valley was shrouded in snow. Unfortunetely, the windows were not as clean as one might have liked.
Donner Summit

Near the summit, one can see how much fresh snow was on the ground.
Donner Lake

Donner Lake as seen from the train.

May 9, 2010 on the train

The Sierra Nevada

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

Donner Lake shows the beginning of the clouds and rain.

July 2, 2010 Sonora Pass

Sonora Pass

Some of the views from the road leading to Sonora Pass
Sonora Pass Falls

A small waterfall visible from the summit of Sonora Pass
Sonora Pass

A deep glacial valley
Leavitt Falls

Leavitt Falls
Sonora Pass

More of the valley
Leavitt Falls

Leavitt Falls in closeup and in context

September 2, 2010 Carson Pass and Monitor Pass

Sierra View

Looking north near Carson Pass
Carson Lake

Looking down at Carson Lake.
Carson Pass

The walls surrounding Carson Lake.
Carson Lake

Another look at Carson Lake.
High Sierra

The high Sierras near Markleville, over 8000 feet.
Monitor Pass

Looking down just south of Monitor Pass.

A rock outcropping near Monitor Pass.
Monitor Pass

A last look at the U-shaped (glacier carved) valley.

March, 2011: Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella is near the top of a pass in the Sierras.

June 20, 2011: Carson Pass

Caples Lake

Caples Lake was still frozen on June 20.
Truckee River

The Truckee River was running fast and high; snowmelt.
Monitor Pass

The view from Monitor Pass is always beautiful.

July 3, 2015: Monitor Pass

Monitor Pass

Monitor Pass

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