Mono County – Pie Perfect – Go Now!
Mono County color spotter Alicia Vennos sent a little whimsy along with today’s report of fall color… a humorous shot of someone spotting a slice of fall color at Pie in the Sky along the Rock Creek Road.
GO NOW! – 75 – 100% – Rock Creek Lake - Alicia writes, “Undaunted by recent wind and snow, the color shines on at Rock Creek in southern Mono County, particularly the upper section of Rock Creek Road at Rock Creek Lake where the red and orange hues are dazzling.”
10 – 20% – Convict Lake - The canyon is starting to show a few small pockets of gold and the yellow has increased. The aspens along the lower creek and in the campground are still showing green with a modest amount of yellow. The back of the lake and up the canyon is also showing signs of yellow but no brilliant colors to date. Still some time before Convict Canyon will be at its peak.
GO NOW! – 75 – 100% – Virginia Lakes - The early snowfall on Saturday, Sept. 21 created the perfect backdrop to the fall color along Virginia Lakes Road.
GO NOW! – 75 – 100% - A stand of astonishingly red aspen are to be viewed along upper Green Creek Road. Take Virginia Lakes Road from the top of Conway Summit (US 395 between Lee Vining and Bridgeport) and watch for the sign to Green Creek Road to the right/north. Green Creek is a wide dirt road in excellent shape and the color is magnificent right now. 75% at upper elevations; 30% at lower elevations.
0 – 15% – Conway Summit - Still hovering at 15%, though keep track of reports, as this beautiful area can turn quickly once it begins to flush. Alicia Vennos provides the above photo of what she describes as a “staggered” timing of fall color. There’s lots of green, but also lime, yellow and just over the ridge to the west is Green Creek Rd. with prolific reds and oranges.
0 – 15% – June Lake Loop - The spectacular June Lake Loop is just starting to get into the spirit of the season — still mostly lime green and yellow — but colder temperatures in coming nights should act as the perfect catalyst to nudge the June Lake area along. A dusting of snow on high peaks surrounding Silver Lake and the other June Lakes promises to provide some incredible scenes in coming weeks as the color turns below.Location: Mammoth / June Lakes
Temperature: 44.6 °F
Dew point: 15.8 °F
Wind speed: 7km/hr
Wind direction: 350°
Cloud cover: scattered clouds
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