After a not-so-successful search for fall color in the Lake Tahoe area on Sunday, we took the advice of several folks and headed south to the Hope Valley area today. The drive was lovely, and as we neared Sorensen's resort, we began to see large areas of yellow and orange aspens. About a hundred yards past Sorensen's resort, we stopped, crossed a meadow to a stream, and found these wonderful landscapes.
Following that, we drove down to Sorensen's to explore...it's a wonderful, rustic resort with cute little individual cabins, clever bear topiaries, and a pretty darn good cafe. The owner warned us their service was known for being consistently slow, but the food was all freshly made. So we settled in for a relaxing and tasty lunch.
After lunch we headed west and found more colorful hillsides, and even a narrow dirt road to explore, which provided access to some colorful meadows.
Our final stop was to photograph the rustic building shown at the top of this blog. I loved the variety of colors the trees provided as background. We don't have a plan yet for tomorrow, but I'd be surprised if we found anything as beautiful and photogenic as what we saw today.