Martis Valley, Truckee CA

Between pine-covered hills and the mansions and golf courses of Northstar and Martis Camp, Martis Valley is a wide open space filled with sagebrush and colourful grasses, boardwalks, bridges and creeks. Perfect for a jog or a stroll as the warm golden summer sun goes down and the cool of a mountain dusk settles over the dry high desert landscape.

Trail-biking down a rocky dirt path amongst the scrubby desert vegetation of Martis Valley, Truckee, CaliforniaA large tuft of pale grass grows from the middle of a dirt track at Martis Valley which winds its way over the grassy hills, Truckee, California

Trail-biking down a rocky dirt path amongst the scrubby desert vegetation; A large tuft of pale grass grows from the middle of a dirt track which winds its way over the grassy hills.

A winding boardwalk across the long dry grass of the Martis Valley valley, Truckee, California.

A winding boardwalk across the long dry grass of the valley.

A hill side at Martis Valley covered in long dry yellow grass, Truckee, CaliforniaA tangle of dead wood in the dirt amongst the sage brush at Martis Valley, bleached and dried by the hot sun, Truckee, California

A hill side covered in long dry yellow grass; A tangle of dead wood in the dirt amongst the sage brush, bleached and dried by the hot sun.

A woman at Martis Valley jogs along a path through the delicate tall grass in the golden light of late afternoon, Truckee, California

A woman jogs along a path through the delicate tall grass in the golden light of late afternoon.

A skinny pine tree casts a long shadow across the sagebrush at Martis Valley in the late afternoon light, Truckee, California A small bridge across a dried creek at Martis Valley, surrounded by varied delicate grasses in the cool light of dusk, Truckee, California

A skinny pine tree casts a long shadow across the sagebrush in the late afternoon light; A small bridge across a dried creek in the valley, surrounded by varied delicate grasses in the cool light of dusk.

A dried old dirt road runs between fences at Martis Valley, long yellow grass sprouting all around in the last golden light of the day, Truckee, California

A dried old dirt road runs between fences, long yellow grass sprouting all around in the last golden light of the day.

Large mansions at Martis Valley huddle up against the pine forest, long grass lit in the golden light of late afternoon out the front, Truckee, CaliforniaA lone purple wildflower grows in the grass beside a dirt path, winding its way across Martis Valley towards the distant hills, Truckee, California

Large mansions huddle up against the pine forest, long grass lit in the golden light of late afternoon out the front; A lone purple wildflower grows in the grass beside a dirt path, winding its way across the valley towards the distant hills.

A foot-worn path to the creek at Martis Valley through the dry grass, still green at the roots, in the last golden light of the day, Truckee, California

A foot-worn path to the creek through the dry grass, still green at the roots, in the last golden light of the day.

A hard-packed foot-worn dirt path across the richly coloured grasses at Martis Valley, Truckee, California

A hard-packed foot-worn dirt path across the richly coloured grasses.

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