I had the opportunity to take a week off in October, and I made the most of it (2,000+ miles on my truck). I visited a number of places I'd never been, and some that I had, all mostly along I-395 in California and I-95 in Nevada. I was hoping to catch some of the Fall Color show in the Eastern Sierras, and while I did see some very pretty country and colors, I think I missed the peak by a week or ten days. Here are a few of the pictures I took along Bishop Creek, Rock Creek, Lundy Canyon and Silver Lake. I'm going to try again next year and see what colors I can find.
The Mojave Desert
The Mojave is a desert of wind, temperature extremes, Joshua Trees and solitude. When most people hear the word ‘desert,’ images of tumbleweeds, rattlesnakes and bleak desolation typically come to mind. In reality, the Mojave is anything but a wasteland. Amongst the sand and sagebrush lie many places of beauty and wonder, and of historic importance. Some are the result of time and the elements, some are the result of man and his efforts to live in the Mojave, both in recent and prehistoric times. Let’s go see what we can find.