Yesterday on KGO-AM810, On The Go host John Hamilton asked me to rank this autumn for fall color. I hadn’t thought about it until that moment, but this autumn certainly has to rank among the top five I’ve seen since beginning to write about California Fall Color in the early 1980s. And, fortunately for us, it shows no sign of an early end.
Today, color spotter Alicia Vennos reported the color in Mono County should last “another week, two at best. We’ve been really lucky because there’s been virtually no wind here!” Here’s the latest from the east side:
75 – 100% – Lundy Canyon - Alicia took these photos that show Lundy at its fall best. The color ” is at peak in many areas along the hiking trail, past peak in some. Lundy Falls are surrounded by rich gold and orange….always a great photo op at the viewpoint which is about a half-mile uphill from the trailhead. The aspen groves beyond the beaver pond on the hiking trail are still golden with some amazing orange and red trees on your right-hand side (to the west), as you are hiking in! The bush with red berries was found at the second set of waterfalls
75 – 100% – McGee Canyon - As other photographers have reported, McGee was predicted to peak this weekend and it has, as has Lower Parker Bench just south of June Lake Loop.