What a Difference a Week Makes – Go Now!

Table Mountain Campground (9/21/12) Krisdina Karady

Overall Bishop Creek Canyon – Eastern Sierra – Including lower reaches of Bishop Creek Canyon, color spotter Jared Smith assesses the overall condition as 30-50% of full color, though the entire canyon is closer to 50% than 30%.   Jared says popular areas like North Lake and Aspendell are starting to pop in a big way and areas like Surveyors Meadow and just below Table Mountain are at or very near peak.

Table Mountain Camp (9/27/12) Krisdina Karady

75 – 100% – Table Mountain Camp (8,900′) – The week to week transformation of this area is stunning (as seen in the attached photos taken a week apart).  There’s still quite a bit of lime, though so much as turned that we rate it at peak.  Note the reds and oranges that have appeared among the aspen in the past week.

75 – 100% – Surveyor’s Meadow (8,975′) – Just a mile short of Parcher’s Resort on South Lake Road, Surveyor’s Meadow, like Table Mountain Camp is full of dazzling color.

50 – 75% – Lake Sabrina (9,150′) – Approaching peak, a lot of color has appeared in the past week.

30 – 50% – North Lake (9,255′) – North Lake has been developing slower than other areas of the Bishop Creek Canyon, though that can change quickly.  It’s approaching 50% with lots of bright yellow.

75 – 100% – Steiny Loop abobe Mt. Glen Camp (8,600′) – Orange and yellow among the aspen.  This is often considered one of the sleeper areas of Bishop Creek Canyon.