Early Snow Doesn’t Disappoint
For those concerned how the current winter storm is affecting the fall color, set aside your concerns.
These photos from color spotter Jennifer Heintzelman of the Convict Lake Report show that the aspen at Convict Lake are still green with an edging of yellow. That means, few of them were knocked from the trees and with warmer autumn weather returning, they should turn color in coming weeks.
15-30% Convict Lake (7,850 ft.) – It’s pretty dark out now, Jennifer Heintzelman reports, though that hasn’t darkened the outlook for beautiful fall color at Convict Lake. For those planning to head up, the lodge has, however, changed its lodging specials and plans to close the restaurant due to exposure received on the front page of the L.A. Times Travel Section.
From Oct. 23-Nov. 15, Sunday – Thursday, Starting at $229+tax , two-night stay for two in a standard cabin, including use of a full day boat with motor.
The Convict Lake marina will remain open until November 15th and the Restaurant at Convict Lake until November 13th.
Here’s a rundown on Convict Lake fishing contests… what a great idea… combining Fishing and Fall Color!:
- Ambush at the Lake fishing derby provides $6,000 in resort prizes and occurs October 1st to November 15th
- Sheriff Morrison’s Bounty $2,000 in cash October 27th-30th
- Second Summer Eastern Sierra Fishing Derby $4,000 plus in gear and a chance to win a 14’ Gregor Boat & Motor September 7th to November 15th .
30-50% – Rock Creek Canyon - Gorgeous red and orange aspen, seen in photos taken by color spotter Alicia Vennos lit up a snow-covered Rock Creek Canyon today. Expect the colors to be glorious this weekend with snow on peaks and the snow melted to reveal the color.
0-15% – Antelope Valley, Eastern Sierra (5,141 ft.) – Color spotter Tim Fesko from the Meadowcliff Resort reports the cold storm that has crossed Northern California “does not seem to have caused too much problems below the snow line.” Tim was unable to get color percentage readings above 8,000 ft. as highways 108, 89 and 4 are not accessible due to snow.
0-15% – Yosemite Valley (4,000 ft.) – Color spotter Kevin Shelton of the Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal reports that the fall color is appearing about a week to two weeks behind normal with very little color yet showing in Yosemite Valley or the Merced River Canyon.
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