Temecula/Mt. Laguna/Lake Hemet – Vintage Color
Color spotter Brian Reilly took these beautiful images at Thornton Winery on the Rancho California Road in Temecula. This Southern California wine growing region is showing about 50% color.
30 – 50% – Temecula Wine Country – The vineyards are getting close to peaking and considering the color now visible, we’d have no problem suggesting you GO NOW!, though we expect the color to continue to develop for the next couple of weeks.
San Diego County
So. Calif. color spotter Son H Nguyen reports, “There is not much in Julian, right now,” aside from exotic “Chinese pistache starting to turn in town. There is not much on Pine Hill and it”s around 30-50%. However, Mt. Laguna is blazing, right now. So many black oak trees, the whole area is near peak.”
30 – 50% – Julian – Best at Pine Hill.
GO NOW! 75 – 100% – Mt. Laguna – Full peak at oak woodlands on Mt. Laguna in eastern San Diego County.
GO NOW! 50 – 75% – San Jacinto Mountains - Color spotter Anissa Granados from Lake Hemet Campgrounds sends this photo of cottonwood approaching peak at Lake Hemet. Anissa says the trees ringing the lake and campgrounds provide a lovely setting to be surrounded by fall color.Location: Temecula, Calif.
Temperature: 50 °F
Dew point: 42.8 °F
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Cloud cover: scattered clouds
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