Cradlebaugh Bridge Carson Valley

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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Fall Color Drive in Carson Valley

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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Aspens in Winter

What Aspens Do In Winter That Other Trees Don’t

Did you know aspens do something in the winter that other trees don’t do? Trees use a process called photosynthesis to produce the sugar they need to survive. In the winter, trees that lose their leaves (called deciduous trees) are mostly dormant and stop photosynthesis. But not the majestic and …

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