Keyword: Truckee
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Geese Under the Flume

A couple months ago I hiked down to photograph one of the several flumes that follow the Truckee River through the canyon between Truckee and Verdi.  During the winter after many very cold days the water that continually leaks out freezes into incredible icicles and ice sculptures.   For years I have driven by on my way up or down the hill and finally I decided to hike down and photograph them.  My main goal was to photograph the flume and the ice, but as I was photographing I saw these two Canadian Geese wonder buy.

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Truckee River Flume Ice

I hiked down to photograph one of the several flumes that follow the Truckee River through the canyon between Truckee and Verdi during deep winter.  After many very cold days the water that continually leaks out of the flume freezes into incredible icicles and ice sculptures.   For years I have driven by on my way up or down the hill and finally I decided to hike down and photograph them.  I choose to use HDR techniques to get the full range of detail in these shots.  In recent years the flumes have been rebuilt and do not leak as much, making this site less spectacular.

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Highway 267 Rest Stop

This old outhouse sits along Highway 267 near Northstar, CA.  It was once used by the rangers that occupied the nearby cabin before this valley had roads.  The aspen all around this area are a big attraction to people driving over the pass to Lake Tahoe.

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Artist’s Lofts

The Artist’s Loft now occupy the old Riverside hotel that sits along the Truckee River in Reno Nevada.

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First Light on Donner

Donner Lake CA taken from Rainbow Bridge on Highway Old 40.

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First Light on Donner

Donner Lake CA taken from Rainbow Bridge on Highway Old 40.