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.
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.
Looking up Lee Vining Canyon from the vista point near the Mobile Station: the jagged east edge of Dana Plateau at sunset.
Looking across Mono Lake toward Panum Crater and Mono Craters on Sunday morning: a narrow shaft of light just after sunrise.
On the way home: a full rainbow over Antelope Valley—looking toward Topaz from Eastside Lane.
Another rainbow (or the same one?) over Fredericksburg near the south end of Carson Valley.