Northern Sierra, Southern Cascade

Manzanita Lake (10/3/12) Sue Fischer

Signs of change continue to progress  in the Southern Cascade and Northern Sierra.

Color spotter Sue Fischer of the Manzanita Lake Cabins in Lassen Volcanic National Park (Southern Cascade) sends these photos, showing the progression of color change.

15 – 30% – Manzanita Lake – Aspen along the shore of Manzanita Lake are showing more color, though it will likely still be two weeks before it approaches peak.

Viola (10/3/12) Sue Fischer

15 – 30% – CA-44 – Locust near Viola along Hwy 44 are coloring chartreuse to yellow, with hints of orange.

Arlington Road (10/3/12) Richard McCutcheon

Arlington Road (10/3/12) Richard McCutcheon

30 – 50% – Arlington Road – Color spotter Richard McCutcheon often  finds hidden gems along remote country roads.  A22, the Arlington Road from Hwy 89 east to Taylorsville in Plumas County, is one of those with surprises.  He spotted brush and fields wearing USC cardinal and gold on a recent drive to Taylorsville.


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