Fall wildflowers
Central Nevada

A Weird Fall Nevada Wildflower

I usually don’t expect to see wildflowers blooming in the desert in October.  I mean, other than the yellow rabbitbrush flowers.  But then back in October we came across these flowers growing alongside Highway 376 north of Tonopah and south of Kingston Canyon, in Big Smoky Valley.  Flowers or Foliage? At …

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Nevada 2023 Wall Calendar
Books & Maps

Colorful Nevada 2023 Wall Calendar – The Right gift for people who love nevada or nature

Looking for the perfect gift for anyone who likes beautiful nature photos or is fond of the state of Nevada? Buy our Colorful Nevada 2023 Wall Calendar with stunning photos taken by professional photographer Patrick Wilkes.  Makes a great gift for friends, family, and employees. Or buy one for yourself …

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Dayton State Park Fall Color
Northwest Nevada

Dayton State Park Fall color update

With the exception of Cradlebaugh Bridge, the cottonwoods in many areas seem to be turning slowly this year. Such was the case when Patrick Wilkes and I ventured over to Dayton State Park on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The trees were in the low Getting Better stage. It’s been a …

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Upper Water Canyon
General

Water Canyon Approaches near peak for fall foliage

There were some surprises at Water Canyon near Winnemucca. I thought for sure it would be past peak by now. An early season snow storm with wind had rolled in a couple days before I arrived there on October 24, 2022. To my surprise, the aspens in the upper part …

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Cradlebaugh Bridge Carson Valley
General

Going For The Gold

When the cottonwoods start to change color, they’re a majestic sight, 24-karat gold umbrellas. That’s what is happening now around Cradlebaugh Bridge, on Highway 395 in the Carson Valley between Carson City and Minden.  Professional photographer Patrick Wilkes stopped there on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 to capture these beautiful shots.  …

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Spooner Lake State Park Fall Color
Northwest Nevada

What A Difference a Day Makes

In a previous blog post, Professional Photographer Patrick Wilkes and hiker Tom Flack shared photos showing the progress of the fall foliage at Spooner Lake – Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park on October 14, 2022.  Based on the photos you’ll see here in this new post, what a difference a …

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Spooner Lake Fall Color
Northwest Nevada

Spooner Lake State Park and Marlette Lake Near Peak

Professional Photographer Patrick Wilkes ventured over to Spooner Lake – Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park on Friday, October 14, 2022 to see if the color had progressed from when I had been there nine days before. This state park offers some of the best fall color near Lake Tahoe. Based …

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Fall Color Drive in Carson Valley
General

A Relaxing Fall Color Drive Near Reno and Carson

One of the best fall color drives for people in Northwestern Nevada includes gorgeous autumn color along with weekend pig races, a giant sling shot, even homemade pie.   Start the day traveling south on 580/395 from Reno or Carson. When you reach the northern part of Carson Valley you’ll cross …

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Austin Summit Fall Color
Central Nevada

Aspens on Display – Austin Summit Fall Color

Austin Summit is a unique place to view changing aspens.  Groves of trees are displayed on the hillsides like interesting-shaped wall art hanging on a gallery wall.    It’s also a convenient place to see the fall foliage since you can view most of it from Highway 50.  If you want to …

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