Carson River in Winter Cloak
The Carson River is a northwestern Nevada river that empties into the Carson Sink, an endorheic basin. First Nations Martis people were the first humans to enter the area about 12,000 years ago. By the early 1800s, Northern Paiute tribes lived near the lower Carson River and the present Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, and the Washoe people inhabited the upper watershed region.
This beautiful river and valley were both named after the legendary Kit Carson, who guided John C. Frémont’s expedition westward up the Carson Valley and across Carson Pass in winter, 1844. For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly