Photographers love the east side of the Sierra Nevada Range. From Death Valley, through the strange formations across the Alabama Hills, to the Devil’s Postpile and, farther north, along Highway 395, into the groves of aspen that cover much of the landscape with California’s best autumn color.
Highway 395 crosses the Nevada border at Topaz Lake then meets Highway 50 at Carson City. A few miles east on Highway 50 is Nevada State Route 341 which climbs several thousand feet to Virginia City, the site of the richest gold and silver mines in the World and the most colorful Victorian-era/Old West town (with working steam locomotives) you will ever photograph.
Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.