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Well done, Bishop Creek

North Lake (10/8/20) Elliot McGucken

Bishop Creek Canyon (CA-168) is now largely past peak. Although, what a spectacular show it provided once Inyo National Forest reopened on Sat. Oct. 3.

Since then, North Lake has been glorious, the “best ever,” according to one of the first to visit after the all clear was sounded.

North Lake, N Fork Bishop Creek (10/12/20) Kent Gordon

Haze congested the Owens Valley and Bishop Creek Canyon off and on for the past two weeks, though the occasions it lifted, the scenery was as good as we’ve seen.

Mist Falls, South Lake Rd. (10/6/20) Gary Young

Areas above 8,500′ throughout the canyon are now fairly consistently past peak. The best color left is along the South Lake Rd. at Mist Falls. Those groves will likely stay at peak through the coming weekend, but not much longer.

South Fork Bishop Creek (10/9/20) Jan Arendtsz

South Fork Bishop Creek

  • South Lake (9,768′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.
  • Weir Pond (9,650′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.
  • Parchers Resort (9,260′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.
  • Willows Campground (9,000′) – Past Peak – You Missed It. 
  • Surveyor’s Meadow (8,975′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.
  • Table Mountain Group Camp (8,900′) – Peak to Past Peak – GO NOW!, You Almost Missed It. 
  • Stiny Loop/Mt Glen Camp (8,850′) – Peak to Past Peak – GO NOW!, You Almost Missed It. 
  • Mist Falls (8,350′) – Near Peak (50-75%) Go Now! 
  • Four Jeffreys Campground (8,000′) – Patchy (10-50%)

Middle Fork Bishop Creek (CA-168)

  • Upper Sabrina Lake (9,800′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.
  • Lake Sabrina Boat Landing (9,128′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.
  • Sabrina Approach (9,100′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.
  • Sabrina Campground (9,000′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.
  • Groves Above Cardinal Village (8,550′) – Near Peak to Past Peak Go Now!, You Almost Missed It. – Past Peak at the North Lake turnoff; the walk in from Cardinal Village is Near Peak.
  • Aspendell (8,400′) – Near Peak (50-75%) Go Now!
  • Intake II (8,000′) – Patchy (10-50%)
  • Big Trees Campground (7,800′) – Patchy (10-50%) – Road closed for the season.

North Fork Bishop Creek

  • North Lake (9,225′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.
  • North Lake Rd (9,000′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.

Owens Valley

  • Pine Creek (7,400′) – Patchy (10-50%)
  • Round Valley (4,692′) – Patchy (10-50%)
  • Bishop (4,150′) – Patchy (10-50%)
  • Big Pine (3,989′) – Just Starting (0-10%)
  • Independence ((3,930′) – Just Starting (0-10%)
  • Onion Valley Campground (9,600′) – Past Peak – You Missed It.
  • Lone Pine (3,727′) – Just Starting (0-10%)
  • Whitney Portal (8,375′) – Near Peak (50-75%) Go Now!
  • Mt Whitney Trail (14,000′) – CLOSED
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