Near Peak Aspen Surround Sorenson’s

Monitor Pass (9/30/17) Steve Greer

A number of information-rich reports arrived this weekend… so many that with other commitments it was difficult getting them up quickly.

Woodford’s Canyon (9/29/17) Steve Greer

Color spotter Steve Greer traveled back from the Eastside, over Monitor Pass, passing Sorenson’s Resort in Woodford’s Canyon, before continuing through the Hope Valley.

Greer concurs with Phillip Reedy’s assessment, that peak is likely a week away in the Hope Valley, although aspen in Woodford’s Canyon near Sorenson’s Resort are now Near Peak.

He also notes that the aspen seem to be so healthy in this area (not what they were last year at this time) of the Northern Sierra (CA-88) that the show should be bright and vibrant.

Greer took the drone shot (above) from the summit of Monitor Pass, providing a glimpse of the overall “patchy” condition of the weathered aspen at that elevation.

Woodford’s Canyon (9/30/17) Steve Greer

Monitor Pass (8,314′) – Patchy (10-50%)

Woodford’s Canyon (7,000′) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!

Hope Valley (7,300′) – Patchy (10-50%)