Hope Valley Autumn

 

Two hours from Sacramento is Hope Valley. For this Tuesday my friend Anne and I head out to find some Autumn color. My Dad passed away 5 weeks ago, and it is time to look outward.

Traveling on Route 50 we stop in Strawberry. This unincorporated town was a stop for the Pony Express in the 1850’s. Strawberry Lodge was my introduction to snow in California. When my kids were little we came here to go sledding.

1610_18_hopevalley_4791

Granite cliffs call to me. Do I see some faces there?

1610_18_hopevalley_4796

The south fork of the American River in Strawberry, Ca.

1610_18_hopevalley_4804

This Dodge truck just fits in this space

1610_18_hopevalley_4813

The Sierras in the distance have been dusted with snow.

1610_18_hopevalley_4814

Back on Route 50 we will turn south before Lake Tahoe

We stop for lunch at Sorensen’s Resort in Hope Valley. Great lunch. Cabins, pond, fire pit, rustic charm, and topiary make for fun picture exploring. This is just how I like to spend time out photographing with my friend.

1610_18_hopevalley_4817

Just Fishin’

1610_18_hopevalley_4826

On the lookout for picnic baskets, Bo0 Boo!

1610_18_hopevalley_4827

Imagine Relaxing with a Good Book

1610_18_hopevalley_4839

After a summer it is great to see Aspen color

Rain fell in the Sacramento Valley during the weekend leaving a dusting of snow along the Carson Pass at an elevation of 7800 feet.

1610_18_hopevalley_4856

Caples Lake located in the Carson Pass

Many Sacramento photographers recently posted a cabin in the woods.

1610_18_hopevalley_4895

Cabin in the Woods

 

1610_18_hopevalley_4899

Goodbye Hope Valley. Glad to spend time wandering around just looking for beauty in nature.

 

2 thoughts on “Hope Valley Autumn

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s