Mammoth Lakes Basin Near Peak

Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes (9/27/14) Susan Morning

Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes Basin (9/27/14) Susan Morning

Color spotters Susan Morning and Kevin Lennox sends these shots in and around Mammoth Lakes.  Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin is glowing with color right now with brilliant red, orange, yellow and lime.  Lara Kaylor of Mammoth Lakes Tourism says the color is showing nicely at the highest elevations and still developing below 8,000′.  Warm days and cold nights are sugaring up the trees and creating intense color conditions.

Mammoth Lakes Basin (9-/27/14) Kevin Lennox

GO NOW! Near Peak (50 – 75%) Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes Basin- Kevin Lennox got this picture of spectacular orange, red, yellow and lime aspen near peak on Saturday.

Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes (9/27/14) Susan Morning

Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes (9/27/14) Susan Morning

Patchy (10 – 50%) – Laurel Canyon – Very little color showing at base, though about a fourth of trees have turned at the top of the canyon.

Convict Lake (9/24/14) Kevin Lennox

Convict Lake (9/24/14) Kevin Lennox

Patchy (10 – 50%) – Convict Lake – Convict has lots of yellow just appearing around the lake; Convict Canyon has a way to go.

GO NOW! Near Peak (50 – 75%) – McGee Creek Canyon – Gorgeous color above 8,500′

Patchy (10 – 50%) – Crowley Lake – Very little color is showing, as yet.

Patchy (10 – 50%) Tioga Pass – Give it another week to two.

Patchy (10 – 50%) Lundy Lake – On the lower end of the scale.

GO NOW! Near Peak (50 – 75%) – Lundy Canyon Trail – Beautiful yellow, orange and red aspen can be seen at higher elevations. Follow these links to finding the color at and surrounding Mammoth Lakes:

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3 replies
  1. Scott says:

    Nice report! I hope McGee Creek Canyon can hold out at peak through the weekend. That’s one of the places I’m most looking forward to visiting.

  2. Christine says:

    Visited Aspen Grove in Big Bear on Sunday, October 5th and the colors were beautiful! The ranger said that the colors wouldn’t last more than another week before turning.

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