Early September is a great time of the year for a long run above treeline. So we went up to visit new and old Carson City and dropped down to Brown Lakes and back over Stony Pass. The flowers were a couple weeks past and the fall colors were a couple weeks out yet but still a wonderful day. Only downside of the day was the nasty hail, sleet, and thunderstorm at the top of Stony Pass and then the sheep blocking the road. Lunch stop at Carson City. Headed over the Continental Divide well above timberline. Rocky section of road above timberline. Lots of moss rock up here. The group heading down the mountain.Fall Colors were just starting.Line up at Brown Lakes. Nasty hail and sleet during the thunderstorm on the top of Stony Pass.Sheep blocking the road on Stony Pass.The Continental Divide is white with the fresh sleet and hail.