Hwy 50 Magical At Day’s End

American River, U.S. 50 (11/10/13) Kimberly Kofala

American River, U.S. 50 (11/10/13) Kimberly Kofala

GO NOW! -75-100% – U.S. 50 (Lincoln Highway) – Color spotter Kimberly Kofala reports she drove U.S. 50 yesterday and “the corridor from Placerville to just below Strawberry was gorgeous with golden oaks, grasses and bushes. The banks of the American River are showing beautifully now.  If you are returning in the late afternoon, around 4:30,  be sure to stop in at the Strawberry Market turn arou’nd and watch the alpenglow of Lovers Leap behind Strawberry Lodge – you will think you are in Yosemite for a moment!”

Redbud, El Dorado Hills (11/9/13) John Poimiroo

Redbud, El Dorado Hills (11/9/13) John Poimiroo

GO NOW! – 75 – 100% – El Dorado Hills / Folsom – The Sierra foothills communities of El Dorado Hills and Folsom were beautifully colored this past weekend, with a variety of exotic trees dressed in brilliant yellow, red, orange and Sienna.  Threatened rain and wind will likely strip some trees by week’s end.