A Year in Photos: 2020

Happy New Year!

2020 was a tough one. I imagine 2021 might be equally challenging, but I love the beginning of a new year, so I’m sticking to the usual traditions – including looking back on my year of photography. While our travel plans and work events were all canceled, Matt and I managed to get in a good amount of fun within driving distance. I hope you were able to enjoy bits of 2020 too.

We visited the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum in Carson City, Nevada and found endless photographic opportunities on the property.
Gold Hill, Nevada – If you’re into historical/haunted tours, check out what they offer in Gold Hill and Virginia City.
Convict Lake, Mono County, California. Read more about all the fun adventures along this stretch of U.S. 395.
Along Eureka Valley Road outside of the northwest corner of Death Valley National Park, California.
Eureka Valley Road. We laughed at this sign, but also appreciated the heads up.
Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park
Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park
Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park
Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park
Here’s my friend Brian brushing his teeth. Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park
Along Saline Valley Road, Death Valley National Park. Read more about this part of Death Valley right here.
Saline Valley Road, Death Valley National Park
Fish Lake Valley, Nevada. There’s more info on this part of Nevada in this post.
Washoe Lake, Nevada
I love watching the quail run around in our yard.
Playing Yardzee, Washoe Valley, Nevada
Desert Peach in bloom, Desert Creek, Nevada
We camped several times at Desert Creek (within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada) in the spring. One weekend we had a pie iron cookoff that included appetizers, breakfasts, main courses, and desserts. We ate very well.
We celebrated the summer solstice by camping in a quiet spot far away from other people. Alpine County, California.
Raymond Peak and Wet Meadows Reservoir, Alpine County, California
Evening light at Wet Meadows Reservoir, Alpine County, California
Summit Lake, Alpine County, California
Star trails over Raymond Peak, Alpine County, California
Grey the cat – also enjoys watching the quail run around our yard.
Shoetree Brewing Company, Carson City, Nevada
On the Pacific Crest Trail near Gold Lake Highway, California. (The haze is from wildfires.)
Along the Pacific Crest Trail near Gold Lake Highway, California
Carson Canyon Railbike Tours, Carson City, Nevada. We rode the railbikes again in October for a “haunted” railbike experience and it was amazing!
Mills Peak Fire Lookout, Plumas County, California
Outside of Graeagle, Plumas County, California
Snag Lake, Tahoe National Forest, California
We couldn’t believe how visible the Milky Way was over Snag Lake with the smoke filled skies and all the ambient light from surrounding campfires.
The Harriman Trail, near Ketchum, Idaho
Self Portrait at an antique shop in Ketchum, Idaho
Fourth of July Lake in the Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho.
Silver Creek Road, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho
Baker Creek, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho
Norton Lakes, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho
Boulder Basin, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho
Boulder City, Idaho
The Harriman Trail, Idaho
Grey and the Praying Mantis
Carson River Park, Carson City, Nevada
Riverview Park, Carson City, Nevada
Riverview Park, Carson City, Nevada
Isn’t this ridiculous and funny?! It was Halloween, of course.
Silver Saddle Ranch, Carson City, Nevada
Cutting down our Christmas trees, Mt. Rose Highway, Nevada
Chickadee Ridge, Tahoe Meadows, Nevada
Bodie State Historic Park, California
Bodie State Historic Park, California
Bodie State Historic Park, California
Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California

Here’s to a happier, healthier, adventure-filled year ahead. Cheers!

10 thoughts

  1. I enjoyed your photos. It looks like you were able to get out a lot! I am curious about the rail bikes, they look like so much fun. Every place you went looked intriguing and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Love,
    Aunt Cindy

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  2. enjoyed the photos, and would like to continue to receive the email, trying to remember why i am getting these and i think i connected you to the two ladies that traveled by sailboat. Are you one of the two? Again enjoyed the photos and your travels.

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