8000 – 9000′ Patchy & Glorious

Lee Vining Canyon (9/23/18) Rodney Chai

Mt. Whitney Trail, near Whitney Portal (9/23/18) Rodney Chai

Near 9,000′ in the Sierra Nevada, you touch glory.

Rodney Chai did that on Sunday, when he traveled over Tioga Pass (CA-120E), through Lee Vining Canyon and down US 395 to hike the Mt. Whitney Trail.
A meteorologist in Monterey, he’s used to observing nature, but training is rational and observing these scenes is emotional, as is evident from what he captured.
Fall color was mostly Patchy,  though touching glory. 
Mt. Whitney Trail (8500-9000′) – Patchy (10-50%)
Lee Vining Creek (8,000′) – Patchy (10-50%)
Lee Vining Canyon (8,500 – 9,000′) – Patchy to Near Peak (10-75%)
Tioga Pass (9,943′) – Near Peak (50 -75%) GO NOW!