“Wow!” is all Tim Fesko had to say to describe color in the Eastern Sierra which is at peak. Tim reported that fall colors are to be seen “just about everywhere you look.” He says, “Just a tad of lime green, the yellows and oranges are bountiful and striking!” Here’s how it looked this past weekend:
75-100% — Walker Canyon (5400′ – 6000′). Aspen, Cottonwoods and Willows are turning yellow and the oranges are really starting to pop!
50-75% — Antelope Valley (Walker, Coleville & Topaz, 5000′ – 5300′). Cottonwoods are turning from the lime green to yellows. Most are 50/50 with some completely yellow. Some oranges are starting.
75-100% — Monitor Pass (7000′ – 8300′). Monitor Pass, 8314 ft, is at peak. In areas around the pass, partial to full yellows, some oranges!
Sonora Pass (10/25/09)
75-100% — Sonora Pass (7000′ – 9200′). On the hillsides higher up, groves of yellow and oranges abound. About a third of trees have lost their leaves due to some colder nights and high winds last week. Colors are soon to be done up at these elevations.