Weekend reports from color spotters show fall color going big across Southern California.
Alena Nicholas sent pictures from Rim of the World, Lake Gregory, Seely Creek, Green Valley and Deep Creek in the San Bernardino Mountains with deep orange color within forests of black oak.
Even a few dogwood, that have been sheltered from the weather, are still carrying rose and lime confetti.
Frank McDonough sends back this shot of Lone Pine Canyon near Wrightwood, spiking hot, and at his home base in Arcadia, hickory and maple are alive with color at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden.
Jim Beaux took his annual trip to Mt. Palomar in San Diego County on Saturday, Nov. 14 and reported black oaks and bracken fern as being past peak.
A small grove of dogwood on the lower end of the Chimney Flats trail were Near Peak.
Jim blames the poor color on the drought and windstorms that have blown thru the area over the last couple of weeks.
He’s seen similar dryness at Dogwood Campground near Lake Arrowhead.
Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – San Bernardino Mountains (Lake Gregory, Rim of the World, Seely Creek, Green Valley, Deep Creek)
Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – Wrightwood
Past Peak YOU MISSED IT! – Mt. Palomar
Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW! – Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden