Most people zooming across Nevada on Highway 80 don’t think there is much to see in the state, but Angel Lake Scenic Byway might change their minds.
The road ends at Angel Lake, which is pretty, but can’t compare to the amazing fall color along the road up the mountain. This photo is a three shot panorama.
The lake is in the East Humboldt mountains in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The road is open when the snow is gone, usually from May through October. There is a great view of the Clover Valley, far below.
Most of the spectacular color comes from aspen trees. The orange and yellow color variations and occasional bare trees are a photographer’s dream. Isolating the trees from the mountains creates a tapestry of color.
This was the beginning of my 46th trip in 35 years of camping with my California photo friends, and it was a great start.
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