turn (west) will take me upstream to the Truckee’s Lake Tahoe source
in the Sierras, where snow and skiers rule from November to May. A right
turn (east) will lead me into the quarter of Nevada occupied by the desert
of the Great Basin. Here a lonely crowd of around 500 people have 10,000
square miles to themselves.
Drag in this view from my balcony to see the Truckee's path from its origins upsteam (left) to its route to the desert (right).