Cross the Sierras on I80's Donner Pass, turn north on Hwy 89 in Truckee. Drive about 25 miles north to Sierra Valley & prowl the small backroads.
In a wet year there is good birding in Sierra Valley as low lying areas flood. This was a wet year with late snow. This photo was taken in May as as another brief snowstorm approached. Ir conversion is a 720mm "regular" conversion by Lifepixel.
Oncoming Spring Storm cresting the Sierra's crossing to the East into Sierra Valley. Tiny farms on the ground horizon are full sized barns & silos.An hour after this photo was taken we were driving on snow while crossing the mountains back to the west.