Carson Pass, California

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Carson Pass is on California 88. The highway runs northeast from Jackson over the pass then connects to several routes to Lake Tahoe, Carson City, and Ebbets Pass.

Carson Pass, CalifoniaMarkleeville is the county seat of Alpine County, the least populous county in California. I used to think of this as the most inaccessible part of California and it is - from California - but it's at risk of being invaded by urban sprawl from Reno and Carson City.
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Carson Pass, CalifoniaNorth of Markleeville are road cuts through lahar deposits.
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Carson Pass, Califonia Views along California 88 north of Markleeville.
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Carson Pass, Califonia Left and below: xenoliths in granite.
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Carson Pass, Califonia View east from the summit of Carson Pass.
Carson Pass, CalifoniaNear the summit of Carson Pass are pedestals of Tertiary volcanic rocks sitting atop the granitic rocks.
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Carson Pass, CalifoniaLeft: flat-lying volcanic rocks overlying granitic rocks.

Below: Views of the high country.

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Carson Pass, Califonia


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