Carson Pass is a mountain pass on the crest of the central Sierra Nevada, traversed by California State Route 88 in the El Dorado National Forest and Alpine County. Carson Pass and the surrounding area Read more [...]
Place Category: Forests + Wilderness
The Hoover Wilderness is widely known for its extreme mountain terrain. The area has relatively little timber throughout much of its steep terrain. Its forests are composed of scattered groves of hemlock, pine, aspen, and cottonwood. Diverse wildflowers spread over the intermittent meadows found here and black bears are common.