October Storm in the Eastern Sierra

October on the east side of the Sierra Nevada never disappoints. The fall colors were mostly gone by last weekend, but a storm brought fresh snow to high elevations and provided clouds that did wonderful things to the light.

Snow on Koip Peak

Looking up Parker Canyon toward Koip Peak and Kuna Crest from Highway 120: howling winds on Saturday afternoon blew fast-moving clouds of fresh snow off the high peaks and ridges.

Dana Plateau at sunset

Looking up Lee Vining Canyon from the vista point near the Mobile Station: the jagged east edge of Dana Plateau at sunset.

Sunrise at Mono Lake

Looking across Mono Lake toward Panum Crater and Mono Craters on Sunday morning: a narrow shaft of light just after sunrise.

Antelope Valley rainbow

On the way home: a full rainbow over Antelope Valley—looking toward Topaz from Eastside Lane.

Carson Valley rainbow

Another rainbow (or the same one?) over Fredericksburg near the south end of Carson Valley.


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Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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