Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Eldorado & Humboldt-Toiyabe NF (Cellphone Photos) - California

On 19 December 2022, my parents and I took a day trip to Eldorado National Forest and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to see snow. We mostly drove along State Route 88 and then a short section of State Route 89. The photos are split into 2 blog posts. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos!

Parts: Cellphone Photos | Olympus Photos

These are the photos I took on my cellphone. The photos are from both Eldorado National Forest and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The photos were shot at Peddler Hill Scenic Viewpoint, Shot Rock Vista Overlook, Silver Lake, Caples Lake, Red Lake, Hope Valley, Picketts Junction, and more.

The first national forest we arrive at is Eldorado National Forest.

A scenery photo of Lower Bear River Reservoir, snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot at Peddler Hill Scenic Viewpoint in the Eldorado National Forest.

A scenery photo of snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot at Peddler Hill Scenic Viewpoint in the Eldorado National Forest.

A scenery photo of snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot at Shot Rock Vista Overlook in the Eldorado National Forest.

Travel Tip: You will need snowshoes to access Shot Rock Vista Overlook when it is covered with this much snow. If you don't have snowshoes, you will sink. Please also know that it is a bit dangerous as there are bushes and boulders buried under snow that is not visible. If you step on them, you will sink. I broke through the thin layer of snow and ice above a bush one time on my walk over to the view point.

A scenery photo of snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot at Shot Rock Vista Overlook in the Eldorado National Forest.

A scenery panorama of snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The orange you see on the right is not because of sunset. There was actually heavy smog in Central Valley, which caused that orange glow. The photo was shot at Shot Rock Vista Overlook in the Eldorado National Forest.


A scenery photo of snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot on the side of State Route 88 in the Eldorado National Forest.

A scenery photo of Silver Lake, Treasure Island, snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot on Plasse Road in the Eldorado National Forest.

A scenery photo of Caples Lake, snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot on the side of State Route 88 in the Eldorado National Forest.


After Caples Lake, we drove past Carson Pass and crossed into the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

A scenery photo of Red Lake, Hawkins Peak (in the distance), snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot at Red Lake Vista Point on the side of State Route 88 in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

A scenery photo of snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot at Red Lake Vista Point on the side of State Route 88 in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

A scenery photo of Elephants Back (in the distance), snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot at Red Lake Vista Point on the side of State Route 88 in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

A scenery photo of Red Lake, Red Lake Peak, snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot on Red Vista Road in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.


A scenery photo of Pickett Peak (left), Hawkins Peak (right), snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot at Hope Valley Sno-Park in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

A scenery photo of snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. In the photo in the center are Freel Peak, Jobs Sister, and Jobs Peak (in the center). The photo was shot at Hope Valley Sno-Park in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.


A scenery photo of Pickett Peak, snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot at Picketts Junction near Burnside Road in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

A scenery photo of snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. In the photo on the left is Waterhouse Peak. In the photo on the right are Freel Peak, Jobs Sister, and Jobs Peak. The photo was shot at Picketts Junction near Burnside Road in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

A scenery photo of Waterhouse Peak, snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot on the side of State Route 89 in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

A scenery photo of Pickett Peak, State Route 89 (right), snow, mountains, forest, and clouds. The photo was shot in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

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Parts: Cellphone Photos | Olympus Photos