Entries by John Poimiroo


Hope Springs Eternal

364 days ago, Philip Reedy visited the Hope Valley. He returned to the day that he last visited on Friday, reporting he “was hoping to see a similar beginning to fall colors.  I saw almost no aspen changing yet, where last year there were a few trees in full color.” He estimates the start there […]

What’s Coming: Intake II

Often overlooked, because it peaks near the tail end of Bishop Creek Canyon’s show, Intake II is an area that Matthew Pacheco suggests adding to a list of must-photograph locations this autumn. Intake II is less visited than many of the more popular locations up the canyon (South Lake, Lake Sabrina and North Lake), is […]


Whoomp, There It Is!

Whoomp, there it is! The first leaf of autumn has been posted officially by Mono County color spotter Jeff Simpson. Jeff said it was 24 degrees Fahrenheit in Bridgeport (the county seat) yesterday morning, causing him to leave the office and tour Rock Creek, Sagehen Summit and the Virginia Lakes in search of fall color. […]

Fall and Flannel

If ever a fabric is associated with a season, it is flannel with fall. Soft and light, yet warm, flannel fits autumn. It is comfortable, outdoorsy and the perfect weight for days that vary from chilly to warm, then back to chilly again. Now, MagnaReady introduces a line of flannel shirts that open and close […]

Foster Focuses on Fall

Lee Foster is among many travel and outdoor writers who are now focusing on fall: when to go, where to go, how to best see autumn’s show and other tips. This week, Lee writes about the Eastern Sierra in his blog at Foster Travel Publishing. The color seen in Lee’s photographs can’t be seen right […]


Blight at Martis Creek

Passing Martis Creek Meadow (CA 267 between Northstar and Brockway Summit) on the Labor Day weekend, quaking aspen along the edges of the grove appeared to be approaching peak. However, on closer inspection, these aspen are blighted. The yellow and orange seen above is not fall color change. It’s aspen blight. There are numerous types […]


Fall Events: Inyo County

In our series of reports on great fall events, we end where autumn begins … in the Eastern Sierra. Inyo County is California’s dramatic backbone. It rises from the lowest point in North America (Death Valley, -282.2’) to the highest in the contiguous 48 states (Mt Whitney, +14,505’). Because of that extreme elevation difference, fall […]


Fall Events: Shasta Cascade

UpStateCA (the vast northeast corner of California, also known as the Shasta Cascade region) is California’s hidden gem. In autumn, vibrant pockets of fall color brighten lakes, rivers and forests, which attract every type of outdoor recreation one can imagine. This is an outdoor paradise for anglers, hikers, boaters, photographers, RVers, backpackers, off-roaders, mountaineers, sightseers, […]