Reflecting on Convict Lake – Go Now!
On reflection, Convict Lake – south of Mammoth Lakes- is picture-perfect, presently. Color spotter Christie Osborne reports that color has now descended to 7,000′ in elevation approaching full peak at Mammoth Lakes. Weather has been ideal with temps in the 60s and no wind. Nights remain cool in 20s and 30s, providing for optimal conditions to intensify fall color.
GO NOW! – 50 – 75% – Convict Lake - Picture-perfect reflections are to be seen in Convict Lake on still days, the color has blanketed the far end of the lake and along its banks with bright yellow. There’s still some lime, so unless the color gets stripped, it should last a while.
GO NOW! 50-75% – Mammoth Lakes - Below 7,500′ – There’s lots of color to be seen along Sherwin Creek Road and Mammoth Creek, which hasn’t quite hit peak, but will soon.
GO NOW! 75-100% – Mammoth Lakes - Above 8,000′ – Full peak to past peak is occurring at the highest elevations in The Sherwins above the town of Mammoth Lakes.
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Temperature: 39.2 °F
Dew point: 5 °F
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