Plumas County Starts to Sparkle
0 – 15% – Plumas County - Color spotter Karen Moritz reports northern Sierra nights are becoming much cooler with 5% of forests sparkling with fall color. Non-native trees and shrubs in Quincy have turned, with willow yellow-orange and rabbitbrush bright yellow in the woods. Plumas County shut its visitors bureau this year, so the many services the former Plumas County VB gave to leaf peepers will not happen this autumn.
Legendary service by Suzi Brakken and her “Awesome Autumn” crew included their cleaning windshields of visiting leaf peepers and putting signs in rear windows to identify vehicles that might stop suddenly to view Plumas County’s stunning autumn leaves. Sadly, that’s all gone, as are the county’s visitor centers that used to promote fall color.
Karen reports, “There are chambers of commerce offices where folks can drop in, but due to budget problems, the only one normally open daily is the one in Graeagle. The Forest Service offices are open as usual, though, and they do a good job of helping visitors.” The Northern and Central Sierra typically follow the Eastern Sierra in their display of color… more reds in Plumas County, more pastel pinks and oranges at Yosemite. Though formal visitor information will no longer be available from Plumas County, keep visiting here and we’ll include any reports and photos received from local color spotters.