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Hope Valley and the West Fork of the Carson River
Alpine County, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California

Hope Valley lies just east of the Sierra Crest between Carson and Luther Passes. The Carson River starts there and rushes down a deep gorge before emerging into the high desert.


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Wet meadow at Luther Pass

Wet meadow at Luther Pass

A large wet meadow, formerly a marsh and before that a lake, near Luther Pass south of Lake Tahoe.

Luther Pass, south of Meyers, California

Date photographed: October 23, 2011
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Aspens and sagebrush

Aspens and sagebrush

Golden aspens and grey sagebrush make for a colorful landscape in Hope Valley.

Hope Valley, south of Luther Pass, California

Date photographed: October 23, 2011
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Broad Hope Valley

Broad Hope Valley

Hope Valley is just over Luther Pass from urbanized South Tahoe yet remains pristine ranching country.

Hope Valley, south of Luther Pass, California

Date photographed: October 23, 2011
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Old bridge over the West Carson River

Old bridge over the West Carson River

An old timber highway bridge over the West Fork of the Carson River.

north of Markleeville, California

Date photographed: October 23, 2011
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Pool on the West Carson River

Pool on the West Carson River

A crystal clear pool on the West Fork Carson River in Alpine County.

north of Markleeville, California

Date photographed: October 23, 2011
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