Gold Country, So. Cal. Show Their Gold
75-100% — Newton and Snow Roads (2,000′). Black Oaks and bigleaf maple are fully orange and yellow from U.S. 50 south of Placerville on Newton Road to the Pleasant Valley, indicative of similar color to be found throughout the Sierra foothills.
We drove to Holly’s Hill Vineyards in the El Dorado AVA, to find the vineyards to be at peak with orange to red across the rolling hills, as these snaps from an iPhone attest.
75-100% — Southern California. Jimbo comments from Southern California that there’s still lots of color to be found in the mountains. He writes, “The black oaks have turned around places like Crestline, Idyllwild and Palomar Mountain.”
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Photo Credit: © 2009, John Poimiroo