Took a long hike today in Washoe Valley. I Ended way up above the valley and the view was wonderful. Choosing not to take my good camera, I settled for a happy snap from my entry level smart phone with the so-so camera. I couldn’t capture the image of a Long Eared Owl nesting in the willows of Dead Mans Creek but the shot of Washoe Lake with the Sierra Nevada was worth sharing. Soon the snow up there will be heading down the drainages and creeks to the various lakes and reservoirs in the area. A light snow year but we’ll take what we can get.