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Good Advice, Great Sunsets!

     Posted on October 19, 2014 by John Poimiroo
Autumn Sunset, San Bernardino Mountains (10/19/14) Nick Barnhart

Autumn Sunset, San Bernardino Mountains (10/19/14) Nick Barnhart

The Los Angeles Times, took our advice and recommended trips this past weekend to the San Bernardino Mountains.  Turns out, it was good advice, as evidenced by the spectacular shot of Rim of the World (between Lake Gregory and Lake Arrowhead) that Nick Barnhart captured on Sunday.

CLICK HERE for a link to the LA Times’ article.

UPDATE: 10/22/14

Here’s another lovely sunset of the San Bernardino Mountains taken by Nick Barnhart last evening.  I have to ask after seeing Nick’s great photographs (and I’ve photographed sunsets in So. Calif.), “Why go to the beach?”

Running Springs (10/21/14) Nick Barnhart

Running Springs (10/21/14) Nick Barnhart

Her Hardest Hue to Hold

     Posted on October 19, 2014 by John Poimiroo
Aspendell (10/19/14) Steve Wolfe

Aspendell (10/19/14) Steve Wolfe

Color spotter Steve Wolfe reports from the Eastern Sierra that this weekend was glorious, though he worries that wind predicted for tomorrow will strip what little is left in Bishop Creek Canyon.

A mix of color is seen in and around Aspendell and S. Bishop Creek (10/19/14) Steve Wolfe

A mix of color is seen in and around Aspendell and S. Bishop Creek (10/19/14) Steve Wolfe

Steve was at Aspendell today and caught these lovely images.  He notes, as Jared Smith did last week, that the area around Aspendell is both at peak and past peak, though on the main road through Aspendell there’s still green among the aspen, meaning that color change will continue to develop for a week or two.

It’s a mix of patchy color with yellow, orange and leafless stands.  The color is lasting a week longer than usual.  “Even around the tiny burg of South Fork Bishop Creek there are pockets of bright yellow aspen with this photo taken about a mile up the road.” If you’re in the area, GO NOW!  As, Monday’s wind will likely strip what color remains.

Tahoe Glittering Gold

     Posted on October 19, 2014 by John Poimiroo
Lake Tahoe (10/18/14) Kimberly Kofala

Lake Tahoe (10/18/14) Kimberly Kofala

Lake Tahoe (Peak – 75 – 100%) – Color spotter Kimberly Kofala reports Lake Tahoe is glittering with gold. GO NOW!

June Lakes Hangin’ in There, Mammoth Lakes Spotty

     Posted on October 16, 2014 by John Poimiroo
Lee Vining (10/16/14) Arya Degenhardt

Lee Vining (10/16/14) Arya Degenhardt

UPDATED 10/17 - This week’s wind has stripped some fully changed stands of trees of their leaves at elevations below 7,500′ in the Eastern Sierra, though if your plans were to head to June Lake this weekend, you should still see lots of bright color at those elevations.

Mono County color spotter Alicia Vennos writes, “many of the groves and trees survived the wind. Higher elevations (8500’+) were hardest hit and are pretty much past peak now.  However, many areas below 8500’ are still glowing and beautiful and ready for the paparazzi!

“Lower Lundy Lake Road, Lower Rock Creek Road and multi-use trail, the lower section of Rock Creek Road above Tom’s Place, lower Tioga Pass Road/Hwy. 120,  Little Walker Lake (north of June Lake Loop/Hwy. 158) will all be great spots this weekend.  The June Lake Loop/Hwy. 158 is “patchy” overall with vibrant color in spots, areas that are still green, and areas that are past peak – it’s a real mixed bag, but fall color reporters in the June Lake area say come NOW as there is plenty of color!

“‘Patchy’ is a good way to describe Conway Summit and places near Bridgeport like Summers Meadow off Green Creek Road, as well, while the West Walker River banks in Walker and Coleville is really just starting!   All in all, despite the windy hours of yesterday, it will be a lovely weekend for foliage followers.”

Mammoth Lakes Basin (10/6/14) Lara Kaylor

Mammoth Lakes Basin (10/16/14) Lara Kaylor

Mammoth Lakes (10/16/14) Lara Kaylor

Mammoth Lakes (10/16/14) Lara Kaylor

Mammoth Lakes (10/16/14) Lara Kaylor

Mammoth Lakes (10/16/14) Lara Kaylor

Lara Kaylor (Mammoth Lakes) adds that bright color can be found along the Old Mammoth Road and Old Mammoth neighborhood.  Green and lime trees in town mean color will continue to develop in spots for the next two weeks.

Steve Wolfe adds, “There’s some at-peak color below the town of South Fork Bishop Creek, also at the lake below Aspendell — and when I checked, Lundy Canyon was at-peak — and trying valiantly to hold on to its leaves. There are still sections on the June Lake Loop that are at- and after peak, particularly the section of Rush Creek between Silver and Grant Lakes. Remnants remain at the “aspen meadow” at Conway Summit, but more wind is forecast for the eastern Sierra — so GO NOW!

Mammoth Lakes and June Lakes (Peak – 75 – 100%) – Bright yellow is still to be seen at Mammoth Lakes and June Lakes in stands that were not stripped of leaves. GO NOW!

Aspendell (10/16/14) Steve Wolfe.

Aspendell (10/16/14) Steve Wolfe.

Bishop Creek Canyon (Peak 75 – 100% and Past Peak) - Spots of brilliant color can still be found at Aspendell.  GO NOW!

Bishop Creek – Gone With The Wind

     Posted on October 15, 2014 by John Poimiroo
Remembering Lake Sabrina at Peak (10/1/14) Jared Smith

Remembering Lake Sabrina at Peak Two Weeks Ago (10/1/14) Jared Smith

“Two days of wind was all it took to strip the vast majority of aspen in the higher reaches of Bishop Creek Canyon,” color spotter Jared Smith writes on his last report of autumn.  Parchers Resort closes for the season on Sunday (Oct. 19) and with its shuttering, Jared’s reports come to a close.  He’s always the most diligent of the contributors to this blog, with accurate and thorough reports that have guided photographers, leaf peepers and travelers to the Eastern Sierra.  It has become a tradition here to thank him for his beautiful photographs and helpful commentary.  Here’s what he had to write, today:

Overall Conditions – Above 8,500′ Elevation – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
Overall, the weather this past month has been exceptional, so Jared wrote he wouldn’t complain for the sudden end of the show up Bishop Creek Canyon.  This year, there was ample time for folks to see the color and get some beautiful shots.  With Sabrina, North Lake, Sabrina Camp, Parchers Resort and Willow Camp almost completely stripped of leaves, there’s not much left to be seen in the higher reaches of the canyon.

Overall Conditions – Between 7,500 and 8,500′ Elevation – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
While a few areas still have some beautiful color, most notably Intake II, Aspendell and the Four Jeffries area, much of the color on either side of the canyon is past peak and/or stripped because of the last two days of wind.

Parcher’s Resort (9,260′) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
Just a few small pockets of color persist in and around the resort.

Stiny Loop (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Stiny Loop (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Stiny Loop above Mt. Glen Camp (8,600′) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
Still some decent color in this area but we’re definitely past the peak color.

Mist Falls (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Mist Falls (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Mist Falls and the Groves above Bishop Creek Lodge (8,350′) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
The wind was especially harsh in this area and what was at peak color over the weekend is now mostly gone.  Only a fraction of the grove is showing brilliant color but it’s still worth a look.

Aspendell (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Aspendell (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Aspendell (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Aspendell (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Aspendell (8,400′) – Peak Color (75 – 100%) GO NOW!
The trees in this neighborhood seem to have withstood the wind storm quite well and there is a ton of color along Hwy 168 both before and after the small community. The area leading up to Cardinal Village is also looking brilliant.

Groves Above Cardinal Village (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Groves Above Cardinal Village (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Groves above Cardinal Village (8,550′) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
Just a few pockets of color is left above Cardinal.

Four Jeffries (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Four Jeffries (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Four Jeffries (8,000) – Peak Color (75 – 100%) GO NOW!
Some of the smaller scrub aspen have already peaked and dropped but the larger trees are just now showing peak color. There is actually a fair amount of green still holding strong so it’s feasible that we may get another full week of color out of this area if the weather cooperates.

Intake II (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Intake II (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Intake II (8,000) – Peak Color (75 – 100%) GO NOW!
This area is just on the verge of passing the peak color mark but there is certainly enough beautiful orange and yellow to garner a peak color rating. Especially beautiful is the grove above the lake in the campground.

Willow Campground (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Willow Campground (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Willow Campground (9,000′) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
Very little color survived the wind.

Big Trees Campground (7,800′) – Patchy – (10 – 50%) 
We’re really not seeing much color develop here, just some lime green. The trees here don’t look particularly healthy with some of the foliage turning from light green to brown without any yellow – perhaps the drought was just too much for the trees down there.

Table Mountain Camp (8,900′) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
Some patchy color is still hanging around near the back of the campground but most of the color along the road is gone.

Surveyors Meadow (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Surveyors Meadow (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Surveyors Meadow (8,975′) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
Just a few tiny patches of yellow are left.

Lake Sabrina (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Lake Sabrina (10/15/14) Jared Smith

Lake Sabrina (9,150′) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
The fall color show is over up at Lake Sabrina with just a few select trees here and there showing any color.

North Lake (9,255′) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
The wind didn’t leave much color unfortunately.

Weir Pond (9,650) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
No color is left at Weir.

Sabrina Campground (9,000′) – (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!
All of the color was stripped by the wind unfortunately.

With Jared’s final report, conditions up Bishop Creek Canyon will no longer be reported.  They, too, are now gone with the wind.  However, reports move up to June Lake and the Shasta Cascade and down Southern California.

New Discovery – Oak Glen

     Posted on October 15, 2014 by John Poimiroo
Oak Glenn  (10/12/14) Alena Barnhart

Oak Glen (10/12/14) Alena Barnhart

Color spotters Nick and Alena Barnhart traveled this past weekend to Oak Glen, an area in Southern California that we’ve not covered previously.

California Black Walnut (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

California Black Walnut (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

California Black Walnut (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

California Black Walnut (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

Oak Glen (Near Peak – 50 – 75%) - The orchard and farming community of Oak Glen, east of Yucaipa is in the midst of harvest, with apples, pumpkins and other fruits and vegetables dressing farmer’s markets. Oak Glen is nestled in the foothills below Little San Gorgonio Peak, north of I-10 on the way to Palm Springs.  The trees there are a mix of varieties, including orchard trees, natives and exotics. They’re turning along creek beds and in the fields and orchards. A confetti of lime, yellow and occasional orange/red dress their branches and hills beneath them.  In addition to the orchards and hillsides, photographing roadside farmer’s markets like Apple Annie’s provides wonderful fall color images. GO NOW!

Oak Glenn (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

Oak Glen (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

Oak Glenn (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

Oak Glen (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

 

Liquidambar (10/12/14) Alena Barnhart

Liquidambar (10/12/14) Alena Barnhart

Oak Glenn (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

Oak Glen (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

Oak Glenn  (10/12/14) Alena Barnhart

Oak Glen (10/12/14) Alena Barnhart

Oak Glenn (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

Oak Glen (10/12/14) Nicholas Barnhart

Wind Tonight! Color Tomorrow?

     Posted on October 14, 2014 by John Poimiroo
Convict Lake Resort (10/11/14) Bruce Williams/Oak Valley Photography

Convict Lake Resort (10/11/14) Bruce Williams/Oak Valley Photography

Reports from Mono County are indicating strong winds tonight.  Though, will that mean color will be gone with the wind? Mono County had a spectacular past weekend for color and peak conditions continue in several areas.  Color spotter Alicia Vennos reports a few areas of the Eastern Sierra at lower elevations have yet to turn, including: Lower Rock Creek Rd, Lower Tioga Pass Rd and Lower Lundy Lake Rd.  She will be providing an assessment which we’ll report when received, tomorrow.  Look to our Twitter feeds for the latest updates.

Rock Creek (10/134/14) Alicia Vennos

Rock Creek (10/134/14) Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Rock Creek (10/134/14) Alicia Vennos

Rock Creek (10/134/14) Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Pie in the Sky has baked its last pie [sniff] (10/13/14) Alicia Vennos

Pie in the Sky has baked its last pie [sniff] (10/13/14) Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Rock Creek Rd. (Peak – 75 – 100%) - Rock Creek Rd. is at full peak from Tom’s Place to East Fork, three miles from U.S. 395.  GO NOW! 

Upper Rock Creek Canyon – Past Peak - Above East Fork, it’s past peak.  A sure sign is that Pie in the Sky has stopped baking pies.  They pass thanks to everyone who dropped in for a slice this past year.  Until next spring, no more pies (sniff). YOU MISSED IT! 

Lower Rock Creek Rd (10/13/14) Alicia Vennos

Lower Rock Creek Rd (10/13/14) Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Lower Rock Creek Rd. (Just Starting – 10 – 50%) - The aspen groves that line Rock Creek south of Tom’s Place are just now turning and should survive the wind.  This hike should be lovely this weekend.  Alicia warns to look out for mountain bikes, as this is a multi-use trail.

Little Green Church at Crowley Lake (10/12/14) Alicia Vennos

Little Green Church at Crowley Lake (10/12/14) Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Crowley Lake (Peak – 75 – 100%) - The little green church at Crowley lake is embraced by fall color. GO NOW! 

Convict Lake Resort (10/13/14) Bruce Williams/Oak Valley Photography

Convict Lake Resort (10/13/14) Bruce Williams/Oak Valley Photography

Convict Canyon (10/14/14) Alicia Vennos

Convict Canyon (10/14/14) Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Convict Lake (Peak – 75 – 100%)  - Convict Lake Resort has beautiful fall color.  Let’s hope tonight’s winds leave it on the branches. The Canyon as a whole is at peak with vibrant colors. Color spotter Charles “JR” Porter notes the change this year has been somewhat different from the past few years. He’s seeing more yellow and brown with the green. In some areas of the canyon you will find foliage that is still green and in the same vicinity you will see leafs that have already run their course.   Stating at the bottom of the canyon you find plenty of spectacular colors as you make you way up to the lake. There is a combination of intense yellows, brilliant oranges and recently more traces of brown along the lower creek. The campground/resort section of the canyon is very close to peak.  The fall colors in this area are spectacular and are starting to show bright yellows and oranges. The foliage along the lake has increased in intensity. The shoreline is traced with a line on yellow, brown, green and orange.  At the back of the lake a dazzling ribbon of yellow is snaking its way up the lower section of the canyon. The higher elevation foliage at the back of the lake has reached it’s peak. GO NOW! 

Parker Lake (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT!  June Lake Loop (Peak – 75 – 100%) - Color along the June Lake Loop is mature with red, orange and yellow.  Some areas have begun to drop leaves.  A few sections along the loop remain green and lime, though most are at full peak. GO NOW! 

Walker Lake (Peak – 75 – 100%) - Cottonwood are showing nicely gold. GO NOW! 

Tioga Pass/Lee Vining Road – Past Peak YOU MISSED IT! 

Lundy Lake (10/14/14) Jamie Lau

Lundy Lake (10/14/14) Jamie Lau

Lundy Canyon (Peak – 75 – 100%) - The Lundy Lake Rd and trail are at peak. GO NOW! Conway Summit (Peak – 75 – 100%) - Jamie Lau caught this beautiful shot of a yellow aspen-lined path at Lundy Lake, today.  who knows whether it will be there by tomorrow.

GO NOW!  Virginia Lakes (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT! 

Green Creek, Buckeye Creek, Summers Meadow (Past Peak) YOU MISSED IT! 

Sonora Pass/Leavitt Meadow (Peak – 75 – 100%) - On the downhill side of peaking.

GO NOW!  Walker, Coleville, Topaz (Just Starting – 10 – 50%) - Cottonwood are lime and yellow.

Plumas County Near Peak – Go Now!

     Posted on October 14, 2014 by John Poimiroo
Bigleaf Maple, Greenville (10/8/14) Jeff Titcomb

Bigleaf Maple, Greenville (10/8/14) Jeff Titcomb

True to its reputation for great fall color, Plumas County leads the Shasta Cascade with the region’s first GO NOW! alert. Color spotter Lisa May sends this update, appended with additional reports from color spotters and local sites.  Also, several fall events are listed for those planning trips to the northern Sierra and southern Cascades.

La Porte Rd (10/15/14) Mike Nellor

La Porte Rd (10/15/14) Mike Nellor

Genessee Valley (10/16/14) Suzi Brakken

Genessee Valley (10/16/14) Suzi Brakken

Dogwood, Round Valley (10/8/14) Jeff Titcomb

Dogwood, Round Valley (10/8/14) Jeff Titcomb

Bigleaf Maple, Plumas County (10/8/14) Jeff Titcomb

Bigleaf Maple, Plumas County (10/8/14) Jeff Titcomb

Dogwood, Plumas County (10/8/14) Jeff Titcomb

Dogwood, Plumas County (10/8/14) Jeff Titcomb

GO NOW! Plumas County (Near Peak – 50 – 75%) Plumas is definitely approaching peak. Areas around Greenville are showing vibrant yellow bigleaf maple and pastel pink to vibrant red dogwood.  Plumas County’s Awesome Autumn FB page had color spotter Emily Webb reporting on 10/11 that “Hwy 89 from the Greenville Y to the Taylorsville T is spectacular… The best fall colors being on the other side of Indian Creek. I would suggest if you are going from Quincy to stop about a 1/4 mile from the Y on 89, there is a pullout on the left hand side of the road or better yet, go about another mile, where you see the Dawn Institutes apple orchard on the left, and there is a big pull out on the right. Park at the pull out and take the short and easy hike down to the creek. The maples on the other side of the creek are like gold lace, with red dogwoods intertwining in between.”  Additionally, the site reported on 10/9 that Bucks Lake Rd., right before the summit, has turned, and it is beautiful. The deep reds, rust, and yellow.  Also, Quincy’s famous “Judge Thieler” sugar maple is now peaking (Lee Way, off Jackson St, behind the courthouse). Events:

  • Mountain Harvest Festival October 18, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA. For more information call (530) 283-3402.
  • Veteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony Tuesday, November 11 Main St. in Greenville CA. For more Info call (530) 284-6633

Butte County (Patchy 10%-50%) Butte County is still feeling those warm temperatures, but with expected cooler weather coming to the Shasta cascade region, we’re expecting to see some spectacular fall colors moving in within the next few weeks. There are already some patches of yellows, oranges, and even some reds already visible in some areas around the Chico area. Events:

  • Treat Street October 31, 2014 1:00PM-5:00PM in Downtown Chico
  • 25th annual Parade of Lights October 18th 2014, 7:30PM-10:30PM IN DOWNTOWN CHICO
  • KZFR Halloween Monster Bash! October 31, 2014 7:30PM-9:30PM AT THE CHICO WOMEN’S CLUB 592 E 3RD ST. CHICO, CA 95928
Judge Thieler Sugar Maple, Quincy (10/6/14) Kevin Mallory

Judge Thieler Sugar Maple, Quincy (10/6/14) Kevin Mallory

Tehama County (Patchy 10%-50%) Though in the warmer valley there hasn’t been much change there are some non-native trees beginning to change for the fall season. Some of the Scrub oaks near the Cottonwood area seeing hints of light green and yellow. As the temperatures begin to cool we will see more Fall colors. Events:

  • ArtWalk 2014 Friday and Saturday, November 7-8 Main St. Red Bluff
  • November 1, 2014 FallFest Run-Walk Event/ Plant Sale, Sacramento River Discovery Center, (530) 527-1196
Aspen, Hwy 89 North of Truckee (10/9/14) Karen Kleven

Aspen, Hwy 89 North of Truckee (10/9/14) Karen Kleven

Lassen County (Patchy 10%-50%) Lassen is seeing some of the vibrant yellows and even some reds across the County. With the expected peak during late October and early November, don’t wait too long to come see this beautiful county during the Fall season. Events:

  • HUSA “Safe & Sane Halloween and Coffin Races” Oct. 31, 3 – 5pm, Historic Uptown Susanville, For more info call (530)257-3292.
  • Lassen National Forest “Over-Snow Vehicle Open House” Nov. 5 , 6:30pm, 2550 Riverside Dr., Susanville, seeking public input on Nation
Dogwood, Big Creek Rd (10/9/14) John Sheehan

Dogwood, Big Creek Rd (10/9/14) John Sheehan

Shasta County (Patchy 10%-50%) Shasta County is seeing lots of wonderful Fall Colors. Many of the trees are showing signs of the Fall season with shades of yellow and even some vibrant reds showing near the Redding and Anderson areas. Peak Color changes are just around the corner so hurry to witness all the remarkable Fall season in Shasta County. Events:

  • Spooktoberfest at Turtle Bay Friday, Oct 24, 2014. Admission: $5 ticket $20 Family 1335 Arboretum Dr, Redding, 96003 www.turtlebay.org
  • 23rd Annual Return of the Salmon Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery 24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd, Anderson, 96007 www.fws.gov/coleman/
  • Creepy Hollow Carnival October 25-26 at Historic Hawes Farms, 21923 Dersch Rd, Anderson, CA 96007. Call (530) 365-8488 for more information
Siskiyou County (10/8/14) Ashley Hollgarth

Siskiyou County (10/8/14) Ashley Hollgarth

Siskiyou County (Patchy 10%-50%) The leaves are changing and are almost at Full peak. Due to the cool nights, Siskiyou County is seeing fall colors rapidly and the leaves are already beginning to fall. Many trees are full of reds and oranges and will be at peak before you know it. Hurry and plan your trip to visit the remarkable Fall season in Siskiyou. Events:

  • Yreka’s Art Walk Fri, October 24, 5pm – 8pm in Downtown Yreka
  • 3rd annual Walk/Run for the Arts Sat, October 18, 8am – 12pm at the Dunsmuir Elementary School lower playground: 4760 Siskiyou Avenue, Dunsmuir
La Porte Rd (10/10/14) Kevin Mallory

La Porte Rd (10/10/14) Kevin Mallory

Trinity County (Patchy 10%-50%) In the Higher elevation we are seeing more changes for the Fall season. Areas around the Weaverville area are seeing some patches of yellows and oranges and will peak a full peak before you know it. Events:

  • Weaverville’s Art cruises, Saturday November 1, 5PM-8PM, at various location around Weaverville.
  • Weaverville Nine to Five and Four Hours of Weaverville Mountain Bike Races at the Weaver Basin Trails, Saturday October 18, 9:00 AM-5:00PM.
Jackson St., Quincy (10/10/14) Kevin Mallory

Jackson St., Quincy (10/10/14) Kevin Mallory

Modoc County (Patchy 10%-50%) Modoc is seeing patches of Fall color throughout the County. Yellows and oranges are seen in many different types of trees. It will be at full peak towards the end of October so hurry if you would like to catch the seasonal change. Events:

  • Alturas Veteran’s Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale Saturday October 25 9:00 AM-4:00PM at the Veterans Hall South Main St. in Alturas, CA. For Info Call (530)233-4825 or (530)640-0288.

 

Wind, Wind Go Away!

     Posted on October 13, 2014 by John Poimiroo
Conway Summit (10/11/14) Susan Holt

Conway Summit (10/11/14) Susan Holt Photography

Mammoth Creek (10/12/14) Lara Kaylor

Mammoth Creek (10/12/14) Lara Kaylor

June Lake Loop (10/11/14) Susan Holt

June Lake Loop (10/11/14) Susan Holt Photography

McGee Creek (10/11/14) Susan Holt

McGee Creek (10/11/14) Susan Holt Photography

Lara Kaylor of Mammoth Lakes reports the color this past weekend was ridiculously good. Proof is evident from these great shots taken in Mono County (Eastern Sierra) by Lara, Steve Wolfe and Susan Holt at Mammoth Creek, McGee Creek, Lundy Canyon, June Lake Loop and Conway Summit.

Though  (Say it isn’t so!), Lara warns of strong winds expected tomorrow. Now, that doesn’t mean fall is over when it blows.  Trees that haven’t yet turned will keep their leaves and will turn thereafter.  Also, the autumn forest has it’s own beauty, with golden, auburn, orange, red and green confetti littering its floor.

So, if you’re in the area, get to these areas today, to assure you see what Lara and Susan captured.

Conway Summit (10/12/14) Steve Wolfe

Conway Summit (10/12/14) Steve Wolfe

Lundy Canyon (10/12/14) Steve Wolfe

Lundy Canyon (10/12/14) Steve Wolfe

GO NOW! Full Peak (75 – 100%) – Eastern Sierra (above 7,000′) – This could be the last call to say Go Now at this elevation. Steve Wolfe comments, ” It’s been a “different” autumn here in the Eastern Sierra than last year.  As, the aspen have a wide variety of color at even this late date.  Whereas, last year was more ‘uniform.’ The wide variety of colors is certainly eye-catching.”

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San Bernardino Mountains – Simply Glorious

     Posted on October 12, 2014 by John Poimiroo
Lake Arrowhead (10/10/14) Nick Barnhart

Lake Arrowhead (10/10/14) Nick Barnhart

San Bernardino Mountains (Peak 75 – 100%) - Lake Gregory, Grass Valley Lake, Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear – key fall color destinations in the San Bernardino Mountains – were peaking this weekend, as these photographs taken by Nick Barnhart illustrate. Great fall color isn’t just found in the Sierra Nevada.  The San Bernardinos are simply glorious, as well. GO NOW!

 

Lake Arrowhead (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Lake Arrowhead (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Lake Arrowhead (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Lake Arrowhead (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Lake Arrowhead Country Club (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Lake Arrowhead Country Club (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Lake Arrowhead (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Lake Arrowhead (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Big Bear (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Big Bear (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Big Bear (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Big Bear (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Grass Valley Lake (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Grass Valley Lake (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Grass Valley Lake (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart

Grass Valley Lake (10/12/14) Nick Barnhart