Labor Day Report

Fall color is not yet showing at California high elevations along I-8 and CA-89 in the High Sierra.  From Truckee north to Portola on CA-89 and CA-49, the only color seen over the Labor Day weekend were grasses beside streams and creeks.  At this point, color should begin to show in mid September.  The earliest to show will be quaking aspen (populus tremuloides), some living as high in elevation as 10,000 ft.