Time is right for a Sunday drive through Hope Valley

Tahoe Onstage

A morning drive along Highway 88 in the fall provides spectacular scenery.
Tahoe Onstage photos by Tim Parsons

Photographer’s notebook: Residents around Lake Tahoe call this shoulder season, the time between summer tourist gridlock and snowy ski play and shoveling. Most of the visitors are at their urban dwellings now as the Alpine folks gather wood and prepare for winter. This week is ideal to take a drive and explore the changing colors of aspen trees. Pull over to the shoulder, get out and take a walk through the woods. The leaves will be gone soon as winds pick up and rain is in the forecast. These photos were taken in Hope Valley and Highway 88 east toward Woodfords.

— Tim Parsons


About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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