My Annual Tahoe Area Autumn Color Photo Safari


Rainbow Trail

October 2016

After missing the peak foliage season last year, I more than made up for it during my visit last Thursday and Friday. Up well before dawn and on the road with my large Peets coffee. I witnessed a glorious sunrise over the sloughs and estuaries above Suisun and Grizzly Bays, feeling that giddy delight of the early moments of a road trip. Rush hour traffic through Sacramento brought me back to earth, but the elation resumed as I reached the Sierra foothills, especially the beauty east of Placerville.


Sunrise near Grizzly Bay


American River

Once in the Tahoe area, I spent time on Thursday afternoon and evening exploring and photographing the area around the Mt. Tallac Trailhead and Taylor Creek. On Friday morning, I was again up before dawn so I could drive to Hope Valley where the beauty of the aspens around the Carson River, highway 88 and Carson Pass never fails to inspire. Please enjoy the gallery I put together from those two days. And let’s hope for a long wet rain and snow season for Northern California.




About victorvolta

I am a freelance photographer/writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up in the very suburban city of Santa Clara. Education: San Jose State University (class of '84) BA degree in Journalism with concentrations in Photojournalism and English. Favorite Foods: Ribeye steaks and Stan's Doughnuts (separate plates, usually). Favorite Drinks: Strong gourmet coffee and Trader Joe's Blood Orange Italian Soda (separate cups).
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  1. Pingback: A Year of Photos – 2016 | The Mountain Journals

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