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Enjoy Fall colors in Washoe Valley

Don Quilici

You don’t have to travel very far this week, to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Fall colors of this area.

Here’s a suggestion for enjoying those colors in nearby Washoe Valley.

Take U.S. 395 north from Carson City to the Lakeview Interchange, then leave the freeway and turn onto old U.S. 395.

Drive a couple of miles north on old U.S. 395 to the intersection with Franktown Road, turn left onto that road and begin to enjoy the Fall colors.

The further north you travel on Franktown Road, the more numerous an spectacular the colors.

Then, when Franktown Road intersects U.S. 395, just south of Bower Mansion, make a U-turn and re-trace your drive to enjoy those colors, twice!

However, you better do it soon, as the leaves are quickly dropping off the trees and bushes.

Don’t forget to take your camera with color film.

The best colors are when either the early morning or late afternoon sunlight is slanting through the leaves.

Be sure to enjoy the Fall colors in Washoe Valley, this weekend. A great way to enjoy Mother Nature.