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Title: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 22, 2016, 07:03:21 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016



Fall colors for 2016 were just too beautiful not to share.  From up north to Sonora Pass down south to Bishop and everywhere in between, fall colors were just bursting out.  Most surprising was the fall color I ran into during my hikes into the backcountry.  Still some fall colors out there but most areas are past peak now, especially after the latest storm to come though the Eastern Sierra.
Anybody who were up during this fall and took any fall color pictures please share them here.  Iím sure there are many beautiful Eastern Sierra fall color photos in our group.  Give a few days to find and organize my photos but in the meantime Iíll post a few to whet your appetite!




Carson Peak Ė June Lake Loop
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Carson%20Peak16_9569_edited-1_zpskj3npkc2.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Carson%20Peak16_9569_edited-1_zpskj3npkc2.jpg.html)




South Fork Bishop Creek near Parcherís

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SouthForkBishopCreek16_zpsgi8j0et5.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SouthForkBishopCreek16_zpsgi8j0et5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: TEX on October 22, 2016, 06:47:55 PM
Hawk, GUILTY as far as posting.  Traveling again.  Owe a few. Yes was a good Fall!. Need to figure how to post pix.  THX all!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Lefluerfish on October 23, 2016, 09:04:36 AM
Magnificent photos of this Fall's splendor!
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SouthForkBishopCreek16_zpsgi8j0et5.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SouthForkBishopCreek16_zpsgi8j0et5.jpg.html)

Hawk, GUILTY as far as posting.  Traveling again.  Owe a few. Yes was a good Fall!. Need to figure how to post pix.  THX all!
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It's easy.  Put the photos you want to post in folder on your desktop where you can find them.  Get on the internet and open Photobucket.  Create a membership (it's free).  Using the upload button, find the photos that you wish to share and upload them to Photobucket.  When that is done, click on the first photo you wish to share and a box with settings will appear.  Choose the IMG setting and it will automatically copy it.  Leave that open and open up another tab (I use Firefox) and go to Rock Creek and make a reply to the fall colors post.  Write something to set up the photo and then hit PASTE.  Your photo location on Photobucket will appear with the IMG bracketing it.  Go back to photobucket and select another and repeat till finished.  Should work for you.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 24, 2016, 08:40:18 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Sonora Pass



Sonora Pass (Route 108) is one of the most beautiful areas to drive through in the fall.  There are lots of dirt roads that go off the main highway, which can take you to hidden fall colors or lucrative fishing holes.  The fall colors were especially beautiful this year.




On a hike to a secret Golden Lake - Sonora Pass 
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SP09980_edited-1_zpsklztdost.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SP09980_edited-1_zpsklztdost.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 24, 2016, 08:41:53 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Sonora Pass



Sonora Pass
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SP09581_edited-1_zpskvm4odah.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SP09581_edited-1_zpskvm4odah.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 25, 2016, 06:47:56 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Sonora Pass



Sonora Pass
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Sonora%20Pass_1edited-1_zpst2z5c2h6.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Sonora%20Pass_1edited-1_zpst2z5c2h6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 25, 2016, 06:49:32 AM
Sonora Pass
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Sonora%20Pass_2edited-1_zpsikyremez.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Sonora%20Pass_2edited-1_zpsikyremez.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 25, 2016, 06:50:25 AM
Sonora Pass
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SonoraPass_edited-1_zps9jdnvhfg.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SonoraPass_edited-1_zps9jdnvhfg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: RockToad on October 25, 2016, 08:58:22 AM
Incredible pictures!  Thank you so much!!!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 25, 2016, 04:07:07 PM
Thanks RockToad!  As I move south down 395 I believe the fall colors get even better if that is possible.  Stay tuned! :twothumbs:




Sonora Pass
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SP09493_edited-1_zpszs1xqgkd.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SP09493_edited-1_zpszs1xqgkd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 26, 2016, 06:00:27 AM
Sonora Pass
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Sonora%20Pass__edited-1_zps07rfmeq5.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Sonora%20Pass__edited-1_zps07rfmeq5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 26, 2016, 06:01:03 AM
Sonora Pass
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Sonora%20Pass_edited-1_zpsbjgfdzni.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Sonora%20Pass_edited-1_zpsbjgfdzni.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 26, 2016, 06:01:50 AM
Sonora Pass
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SP09580_edited-1_zpsk1t57ky9.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SP09580_edited-1_zpsk1t57ky9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: RockToad on October 26, 2016, 03:28:54 PM
It doesn't get any more beautiful!  Thanks for sharing your incredible pictures with us:-)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Lefluerfish on October 26, 2016, 06:10:31 PM
Are you using a filter of any kind?  Looks like you have good glass.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 27, 2016, 07:49:35 AM
It doesn't get any more beautiful!  Thanks for sharing your incredible pictures with us:-)



Thanks RockToad.  Many more to come.................. :doglick:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 27, 2016, 07:55:43 AM
Are you using a filter of any kind?  Looks like you have good glass.



I do use a filter occasionally, maybe 5% of the time.  I mainly play with the lenses and aperture settings to get the results you see.  You remember seeing the "Old Shack near Mono Lake" off of 395? I used a filter on this shot right after storm came though in October 2016.



(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Old20Shack20near20Mono20Lake__10_17_16edited-1_zpsh2tnonef.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Old20Shack20near20Mono20Lake__10_17_16edited-1_zpsh2tnonef.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 27, 2016, 07:58:49 AM
Sonora Pass



(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Sonora%20Pass_3edited-1_zpsbcnjn8u0.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Sonora%20Pass_3edited-1_zpsbcnjn8u0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 27, 2016, 08:00:10 AM
Leavitt Trailhead - Sonora Pass  Great fishing opportunities on this trail!



(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Leavitt-Meadows-Trailhead_edited-1_zpsgk1x0hxs.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Leavitt-Meadows-Trailhead_edited-1_zpsgk1x0hxs.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 27, 2016, 08:00:55 AM
Leavitt Meadows - Sonora Pass



(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SP09490_edited-1_zps7xdpyqcj.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SP09490_edited-1_zps7xdpyqcj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 27, 2016, 04:15:45 PM
Last one for Leavitt Meadows.  Next I'll head down to "Lobdell Lake" for some nice fall colors.



Leavitt Meadows - Sonora Pass
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LeavittMeadows_edited-1_zpsmdfmaglo.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LeavittMeadows_edited-1_zpsmdfmaglo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: fishpole on October 27, 2016, 05:18:40 PM
Beautiful pics thanks
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 28, 2016, 07:17:28 AM
Thanks Fishpole!  More to come!!!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 28, 2016, 07:19:20 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Lobdell Lake


Colors were stunning along the road to Lobdell Lake just off Burcham Flat Road.  This is near where the 395 meets Sonora Junction.  Will need 4WD vehicle with high clearance as road is tough going as you get closer to Lobdell Lake!


Lobdell Lake

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LobdellLake__edited-1_zpsfst02tvx.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LobdellLake__edited-1_zpsfst02tvx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 28, 2016, 07:20:09 AM
Lobdell Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LobdellLake_2_zpsxtzydzlu.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LobdellLake_2_zpsxtzydzlu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 28, 2016, 07:20:52 AM
Lobdell Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LobdellLake_edited-3_zpscobtz6uu.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LobdellLake_edited-3_zpscobtz6uu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 29, 2016, 07:08:18 AM
Lobdell Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Lobdelllake_4_edited-3_zpsdera0nfv.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/Lobdelllake_4_edited-3_zpsdera0nfv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 29, 2016, 07:09:07 AM
Lobdell Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LobdellLake_7edited-1_zpszocorbgy.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LobdellLake_7edited-1_zpszocorbgy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 29, 2016, 07:10:17 AM
Lobdell Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LobdellLake%20_3edited-1_zpson2lhfju.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LobdellLake%20_3edited-1_zpson2lhfju.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Lefluerfish on October 29, 2016, 08:54:08 AM
Lodell Lake used to be a place where you could catch Artic Grayling on the fly (or spin).  Now long gone, the memory is still told around campfires by gray haired men.

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-10-17/sports/sp-2379_1_arctic-grayling (http://articles.latimes.com/1990-10-17/sports/sp-2379_1_arctic-grayling)

Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 29, 2016, 01:47:27 PM
Boy thatís from the archives!  I talked to my dad and he remembers catching the Graylings up to about the mid 1980ís, so that jives with that article.  He mentions we also caught Brooks and Kamloop Rainbows besides the Artic Graylings at Lobdell Lake.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 31, 2016, 07:01:08 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Conway Summit


Going south on 395 near the Virginia Lakes turnoff is Conway Summit.  It offers spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  It also marks the highest point on U.S. 395.


Conway Summit is named after John Andrew Conway, a settler in the area in 1880.  The Sawtooth Ridge of the eastern Sierra Nevada, topped by 12,279 foot Matterhorn Peak, rises to the west of the pass; Green Creek and Virginia Lakes, in the Sierra Nevada to the west of the pass, are two local destinations for fishing, camping and aspen trees. The Bodie Hills and the infamous Bodie ghost town lie to the east.


Most important for this thread is that Conway Summit has great fall colors, especially after a recent snow storm.




Conway Summit

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/ConwaySummit_edited-1_zps2lmdwfwz.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/ConwaySummit_edited-1_zps2lmdwfwz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 31, 2016, 07:01:57 AM
Conway Summit
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/ConwaySummit-_edited-2_zpsd1f1wf65.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/ConwaySummit-_edited-2_zpsd1f1wf65.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: fishpole on October 31, 2016, 12:41:37 PM
Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing :bowdown:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on October 31, 2016, 05:27:11 PM
Thanks Fishpole!  The two photos of Conway Summit were taken three days apart.  Shows you how fast the snow was melting.  Then it got cold again.  Got to love the Eastern Sierra weather! Really made for slushy hiking trails! :hiking2:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 01, 2016, 06:59:05 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Dunderberg Meadows


Dunderberg Meadows is a side route off Green Creek Rd.  This is a very scenic drive with aspen groves and high snowy peaks that make it a great autumn drive. There is also a beautiful unnamed lake at the end of a short 4WD spur toward the base of Kavanaugh Ridge that makes a perfect picnic spot.


Also nearby is the Dunderberg Mill (ghost town).  Dunderberg mill was built in 1870 to work the ore from the Castle Peak and Green Creek mines.  A small population formed and named the town Monckton.  In 1892 a 4 stamp mill was built higher up Dunderberg Creek (Ward Mining Village) to work the ore from nearby mines at Green Creek.  There are only remains of crumbling cabins to mark its location today. 




Dunderberg Meadows

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8087_edited-1_zpsbdepzobe.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8087_edited-1_zpsbdepzobe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 01, 2016, 07:00:17 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8080_edited-1_zpsjidxbrci.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8080_edited-1_zpsjidxbrci.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 01, 2016, 07:01:15 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8086_edited-1_zpspkcvh1ff.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8086_edited-1_zpspkcvh1ff.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 01, 2016, 07:02:00 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8041_zps4wpzq5ay.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8041_zps4wpzq5ay.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: RockToad on November 01, 2016, 07:47:23 AM
These are the most incredible pictures I have ever seen!  (And I have seen and taken a lot:-))  Thank you so much for sharing them with us!!!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 01, 2016, 05:02:55 PM
Thanks RockToad!  Timing is everything for fall colors.  Too early and itís all green, too late and leaves have fallen and the trees are bare.  Most places I visited this fall were in ďPrime TimeĒ.  I donít know how many times while I was fishing this fall I missed the strike because my head was looking at the fall colors around me. ;D  I did OK this year on the fishing.  Iíll shoot a couple of trip reports later this winter.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 02, 2016, 06:44:22 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8088_edited-1_zpspxt1lima.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8088_edited-1_zpspxt1lima.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 02, 2016, 06:45:10 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8083_edited-2_zps6vxmsch0.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8083_edited-2_zps6vxmsch0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 02, 2016, 06:45:52 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8090_edited-1_zpsw9cswvtj.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8090_edited-1_zpsw9cswvtj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 02, 2016, 06:46:37 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8072_edited-1_zpsxle5qrls.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8072_edited-1_zpsxle5qrls.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: TEX on November 02, 2016, 12:26:32 PM
Here's two from a trip up Paiute from N. Lake early Oct

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv150/N82EZ/fall/IMG_5679.jpg) (http://s678.photobucket.com/user/N82EZ/media/fall/IMG_5679.jpg.html)

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv150/N82EZ/fall/IMG_5680.jpg) (http://s678.photobucket.com/user/N82EZ/media/fall/IMG_5680.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 02, 2016, 05:11:05 PM
Nice Tex!  I was up about 2 weeks before you and the fall color around Sabrina Lake, North Lake and the Trailhead area for Paiute/Lamarck Lakes looked good too!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 03, 2016, 06:28:54 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8091_edited-1_zps6jsoi5bo.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8091_edited-1_zps6jsoi5bo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 03, 2016, 06:29:34 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8089_edited-1_zpsxl4tqyla.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8089_edited-1_zpsxl4tqyla.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 03, 2016, 06:30:35 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8075_edited-1_zpsfoqvnjbx.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8075_edited-1_zpsfoqvnjbx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 03, 2016, 06:31:14 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8047_edited-1_zpsrtzcwwll.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8047_edited-1_zpsrtzcwwll.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: fishpole on November 03, 2016, 02:05:15 PM
Nice Thanks
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 04, 2016, 01:05:27 PM
Photobucket has been down (server) for over a 1 1/2 days with no end in sight, so cannot upload any photos.  Once there back up, Iíll post more fall colors photos.  I may need to look for another photo sharing site.  Weíll see what happens once their back online.

Where Iím at for fall colors:  Just a few more of Dunderberg Meadows, then Iíll move to Virginia Lakes.  Virginia Lakes looked great this year, maybe the best Iíve seen.  Also visited after the snow storm we had in mid-October, so fall color with snow makes for nice photos.  After Virginia Lakes is Lundy Canyon.  Lundy Canyon and Lundy Campground were in prime form.  Took the Lundy Canyon hike all the way to 20 Lakes Basin and the colors were amazing.  The three waterfalls I pass to get there were beautiful as always.  Also took the Lundy Lake to Lakes Canyon hike to Oneida Lake and May Lundy Mine.  Fall colors all the way up to Oneida Lake.  Then I continue south for more fall color.

Once Photobucket gets back online Iíll post more fall colors.  Hope everyoneís enjoying the fall color show and all are welcome to add any photos you may have.      Hawk   :hiking2:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: fishpole on November 04, 2016, 08:09:50 PM
Enjoy your pics a bunch. Keep them coming. Thanks
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 05, 2016, 07:16:06 AM
Photobucket is back on (Yeah!) so back to the Fall Colors 2016.


Dunderberg Meadows

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8076_edited-1_zps3li6smak.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8076_edited-1_zps3li6smak.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 05, 2016, 07:16:54 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8077_edited-1_zpsf4vrffd3.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8077_edited-1_zpsf4vrffd3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 05, 2016, 07:17:34 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8079_edited-1_zpsigjdnyqj.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8079_edited-1_zpsigjdnyqj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 05, 2016, 07:18:14 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8073_edited-1_zpshbclkaxo.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8073_edited-1_zpshbclkaxo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 05, 2016, 07:19:03 AM
Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8084_edited-1_zpsmmmouugo.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8084_edited-1_zpsmmmouugo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 05, 2016, 07:21:49 AM
Last of the Dunderberg Meadows photos.  Heading to beautiful Virginia Lakes next...........................



Dunderberg Meadows
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8050_edited-1_zps4dj0mdab.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/DM8050_edited-1_zps4dj0mdab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: fishpole on November 05, 2016, 02:43:46 PM
Stunning  :clap:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 06, 2016, 06:25:19 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Virginia Lakes


Located high above Conway Summit, Virginia Lakes boasts access to ten pristine mountain lakes that beckon trout anglers.  The Virginia Lakes Resort has been there since 1924, features housekeeping cabins, a restaurant, general store, and camping sites.  Situated beneath Dunderberg Peak at 12,374 feet, Virginia Lakes is the gateway to rugged hiking trails to the Sierra's Hoover Wilderness and Yosemite National Park. 

Most of the fall color for Virginia Lakes is on Virginia Lakes Road.  This makes for an easy beautiful scenic drive for fall colors and to some gorgeous lakes at the end of the road.




Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8053_edited-1_zpsdfdv1rje.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8053_edited-1_zpsdfdv1rje.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 06, 2016, 06:26:24 AM
Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8044_edited-1_zpse7ndhtko.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8044_edited-1_zpse7ndhtko.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 06, 2016, 06:27:01 AM
Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8051_edited-1_zpswtrgpwfl.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8051_edited-1_zpswtrgpwfl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 06, 2016, 06:27:58 AM
Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8042_edited-1_zpsxyoeusaa.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8042_edited-1_zpsxyoeusaa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 06, 2016, 06:28:33 AM
Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8020_edited-2_zps1zpkg5st.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8020_edited-2_zps1zpkg5st.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Packer on November 06, 2016, 08:48:31 AM
Looking forward to any photos of May Lundy Mine area. Have not been back there for 45 years, but loved it as a kid. The cabins were still standing and had cots and stoves in them. They were in bad shape then,so doubt they are still standing. Lots of square nails laying around.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: saudust on November 06, 2016, 11:38:10 AM
Very cool, wshawkins!  My wife and I took the time to travel in mid-October through Dunderberg Meadows from Virginia Lakes Rd., coming out down just north of the Bodie entrance off 395.  We were on a storm front blowing easterly spitting rain at us while snow was touching down up on the peaks to the west.  Our first time taking that road.  Saw numerous rainbows (not the fish!), some double ones, some with beginning and end in sight.  No pot of gold at the end, but what was left of the aspen stands was generous enough for us to revel in its wealth of beauty.  I can close my eyes and remember the scent of the wet ground, undergrowth and aspens.  Your pictures take me far away from my desk.  Many thanks!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 06, 2016, 02:22:31 PM
Looking forward to any photos of May Lundy Mine area. Have not been back there for 45 years, but loved it as a kid. The cabins were still standing and had cots and stoves in them. They were in bad shape then,so doubt they are still standing. Lots of square nails laying around.



Wish Iíve seen it 45 years ago!  My history for the May Lundy Mine goes back about 20 years.  Still plenty to see and lots of square nails lying around.  Iíll post some photos soon as Iím sure you see some changes over the years.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 06, 2016, 02:23:35 PM
Very cool, wshawkins!  My wife and I took the time to travel in mid-October through Dunderberg Meadows from Virginia Lakes Rd., coming out down just north of the Bodie entrance off 395.  We were on a storm front blowing easterly spitting rain at us while snow was touching down up on the peaks to the west.  Our first time taking that road.  Saw numerous rainbows (not the fish!), some double ones, some with beginning and end in sight.  No pot of gold at the end, but what was left of the aspen stands was generous enough for us to revel in its wealth of beauty.  I can close my eyes and remember the scent of the wet ground, undergrowth and aspens.  Your pictures take me far away from my desk.  Many thanks!




Thanks Saudust!  Glad to see you were able to see some fall colors on Dunderberg Meadows, though it looked best during the first week of October.  Iíll be covering your favorite area soon (June Lake Loop) which is always is gorgeous in October.  I do remember the storm in mid-October, lots of rain (snow in the higher elevations) and the powerful brutal winds we had for several days!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 06, 2016, 02:24:45 PM
Lets keep the fall color party going!



Virginia Lakes

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8039_edited-1_zpstzr1tuhl.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8039_edited-1_zpstzr1tuhl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 07, 2016, 06:12:00 AM
Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8043_edited-1_zps6fhoyglf.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8043_edited-1_zps6fhoyglf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 07, 2016, 06:12:38 AM
Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8041_edited-1_zpsjce4xxvd.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8041_edited-1_zpsjce4xxvd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 07, 2016, 06:13:14 AM
Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8038_edited-1_zps35fdqulc.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8038_edited-1_zps35fdqulc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 07, 2016, 06:13:50 AM
Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8052_edited-1_zpsbgt7em1y.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8052_edited-1_zpsbgt7em1y.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 07, 2016, 06:15:16 AM
Heading to Big Virginia


Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8024_zpsmuo7rcpl.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8024_zpsmuo7rcpl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: fishpole on November 07, 2016, 02:20:00 PM
Beautiful Thanks
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 07, 2016, 04:24:46 PM
Thanks Fishpole.  Fall colors were in prime time from 395 to Virginia lakes.



Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8061_edited-1_zpsopvztuco.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8061_edited-1_zpsopvztuco.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 08, 2016, 06:14:24 AM
Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8037_edited-1_zpsf0s5wqbk.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8037_edited-1_zpsf0s5wqbk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 08, 2016, 06:15:24 AM
Big Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8062_edited-1_zpsqpremhlv.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8062_edited-1_zpsqpremhlv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 08, 2016, 06:16:04 AM
Big Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8062_edited-1_zpsqpremhlv.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8062_edited-1_zpsqpremhlv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 08, 2016, 06:16:50 AM
Big Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8059_edited-1_zpsqjj7lce6.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8059_edited-1_zpsqjj7lce6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 08, 2016, 06:17:33 AM
Big Virginia Lakes
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8063_edited-1_zpsuvutq3zb.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8063_edited-1_zpsuvutq3zb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 08, 2016, 03:49:56 PM
Rare sight for Big Virginia Lake with no fishermen in sight.  Had the whole lake to myself so I pigged out of Rainbows on a streamer fly.  Great fishing day!



Virginia Lakes

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8064_edited-1_zpsa7zyrifk.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8064_edited-1_zpsa7zyrifk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 09, 2016, 06:25:08 AM
Big Virginia Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8057_edited-1_zpsu6murof8.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8057_edited-1_zpsu6murof8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 09, 2016, 06:25:55 AM
Little Virginia Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8067_edited-1_zpsrz2fdz8a.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8067_edited-1_zpsrz2fdz8a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 09, 2016, 06:29:59 AM
A photo of Virginia Lakes after a mid-October Storm.  This is the last of the Virginia Lakes fall colors.  Next up is beautiful Lundy Canyon.



Virginia Lakes

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8025_zpsfxjciayo.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/VL8025_zpsfxjciayo.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: fishpole on November 09, 2016, 11:58:31 AM
Very nice thanks for sharing.  :clap:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 09, 2016, 02:10:32 PM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Lundy Campground Area



Driving up Lundy Lake Rd. towards Lundy Lake the fall colors start looking good at about Lundy Campground where Mill Creek runs through. 



Lundy Campground

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8791_edited-1_zpslxiqsfc4.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8791_edited-1_zpslxiqsfc4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 09, 2016, 02:11:04 PM
Lundy Campground
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8785_edited-1_zpsqkedz3b4.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8785_edited-1_zpsqkedz3b4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 09, 2016, 02:11:41 PM
Lundy Campground
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8788_1edited-1_zpsz9jdadzg.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8788_1edited-1_zpsz9jdadzg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 10, 2016, 06:24:53 AM
Lundy Campground
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8786_edited-1_zpsokawfd2s.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8786_edited-1_zpsokawfd2s.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 10, 2016, 06:25:32 AM
Lundy Campground
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8792_1edited-1_zpspxtleqxc.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8792_1edited-1_zpspxtleqxc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 10, 2016, 06:26:07 AM
Lundy Campground
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8783_edited-1_zpsjiyiysk5.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8783_edited-1_zpsjiyiysk5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 10, 2016, 06:26:43 AM
Lundy Campground
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8787_edited-1_zpswso8avgj.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8787_edited-1_zpswso8avgj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 10, 2016, 06:27:19 AM
Lundy Campground
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8794_edited-1_zpsyrjtjqei.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8794_edited-1_zpsyrjtjqei.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 10, 2016, 03:25:16 PM
More of the "Lundy Campground" area.


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8779_edited-1_zpslg9vxg2m.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8779_edited-1_zpslg9vxg2m.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 10, 2016, 03:26:19 PM
Lundy Campground
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8771_zpssqnzuem1.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8771_zpssqnzuem1.jpg.html)




(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8784_1edited-1_zpsp7duspou.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC8784_1edited-1_zpsp7duspou.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 10, 2016, 03:27:14 PM
Lundy Campground
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC08782_edited-1_zps59ityq7p.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LC08782_edited-1_zps59ityq7p.jpg.html)



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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 11, 2016, 06:43:16 AM
Lundy Campground
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 11, 2016, 06:48:13 AM
Last of the "Lundy Campground" photos.  Next up is Lundy Canyon.  I took the Lundy Canyon trail all the way to 20 Lakes Basin, a beautiful hike in any season!  Gorgeous fall colors for the majority of the hike, maybe the best fall color of all?  You decide......



Lundy Campground

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 11, 2016, 03:01:04 PM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Lundy Canyon


I took the 6 mile roundtrip Lundy Canyon Trail up to 20 Lakes Basin to Lake Helen.  This hike packs an amazing amount of spectacular scenery into a short trip into the heart of the High Sierraís Hoover Wilderness. Along the way, one encounters peak fall colors, historic ruins, beaver ponds, beautiful waterfalls, flower filled  meadows, soaring cliffs and a treacherous trail that leads up a talus-filled chute that is very steep and unstable. The trip up is amazing though, providing stunning vistas of the canyons tallest mountains and peaks.

The Lundy Canyon trailhead is found alongside Mill Creek which still had decent flows this late into the fall season.  Lundy Canyon had some of the best fall colors in the Eastern Sierra in 2016.  Just amazing as you will see soon!



Just Amazing!  Lundy Canyon Fall Colors!
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: saudust on November 12, 2016, 04:59:23 AM
I can only imagine the trail coming up to Lake Helen.  Looking down it from the outlet to Lundy Canyon below it appeared incredibly steep and rugged.  This is going to keep being interesting along with the beautiful collage of colors.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 14, 2016, 06:34:47 AM
I can only imagine the trail coming up to Lake Helen.  Looking down it from the outlet to Lundy Canyon below it appeared incredibly steep and rugged.  This is going to keep being interesting along with the beautiful collage of colors.  Thanks!


Part of the trail is gone due to slides and avalanches over the years.  No trail maintenance for many years now.  Photos of this climb coming up soon!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 14, 2016, 06:35:41 AM
Trailhead for Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 14, 2016, 06:36:57 AM
Aspen Grove - Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 14, 2016, 06:38:38 AM
About 0.3 miles into the hike, a cool looking beaver dam - Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 14, 2016, 06:39:25 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: RockToad on November 14, 2016, 08:49:06 AM
Heaven on Earth!  Except when the devil starts those fires.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 14, 2016, 04:13:12 PM
It appears to me that its been many years since a there been a fire in Lundy Canyon.  Some of the mature Aspens are over 8 foot in diameter, some of the biggest I've seen.  These species of aspen trees live to over 150 years, so the miners of 1880's maybe walked among them back then.  Hopefully we can keep the fires out of Lundy Canyon, time will tell!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 14, 2016, 04:13:46 PM
Lundy Canyon



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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 15, 2016, 07:04:28 AM
Lower Mills Creek Falls - Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 15, 2016, 07:05:20 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 15, 2016, 07:06:43 AM
Top of Lower Mills Creek Falls - Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 15, 2016, 07:07:42 AM
Mills Creek - Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 15, 2016, 07:09:24 AM
Another Beaver Dam @ 0.9 miles where Burro Creek comes in - Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: John Harper on November 15, 2016, 05:50:36 PM
Warren,

What can be said?  Spectacular photos.  You are the man!!!

I drove up Lundy Canyon last year (?), wish I'd hiked up the trail.  Did check out the cabins and a collapse grinding shed.   How's the creek fishing up the trail?  It was tough access most everywhere I tried.

I figured Lundy Canyon would be spectacular in the fall, and it is!!!

John
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 16, 2016, 07:04:29 AM
Thanks John!  Yeah, Lundy Canyon was spectacular this fall.  Best I ever had seen it.  I hike up here most years, though usually in spring as the waterfalls are more impressive with the spring runoff and spring flowers are blooming.
 
As for fishing, Iíve caught only small Brookies in the beaver ponds that populate this canyon.  The small Brookies can be seen up about a mile up Mills Creek.  The best chance with the big Rainbows is at Lundy Lake inlet in early spring.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 16, 2016, 07:05:32 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 16, 2016, 07:06:24 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 16, 2016, 07:06:59 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 16, 2016, 07:10:27 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 16, 2016, 07:11:17 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 16, 2016, 02:55:41 PM
1 mile up Lundy Canyon Trail you come to this old cabin (whats left of it).  There are half a dozen more cabins scatters about Lundy Canyon, including a mill, power building and many misc. mining artifacts hiding in the trees.  This cabin is the only one next to the trail.  Lot of mining history in this area.


Lundy Canyon Trail



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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 17, 2016, 06:51:56 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 17, 2016, 06:53:06 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 17, 2016, 06:54:10 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 17, 2016, 06:55:43 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 17, 2016, 06:57:15 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 18, 2016, 06:49:09 AM
1.7 miles into the Lundy Canyon hike is Middle Mills Creek Falls.  Great place for a picnic.



Lundy Canyon Trail

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 18, 2016, 06:51:25 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 18, 2016, 06:52:35 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 18, 2016, 06:53:42 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 18, 2016, 06:56:09 AM
Looking back at the fall color as I start my hike up to Upper Falls and 20 Lakes Basin


Lundy Canyon Trail
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Lefluerfish on November 18, 2016, 07:36:33 AM
Lundy is an amazing canyon and the creek that flows down from Lundy Lake is full of wild trout....Goldens if you know where to look.  Next year we're taking three days up the trail to really explore the water.

The road up is quite spectacular but can be dangerous.  We went up a week after the new ER Doc from Mammoth died at one of the last three point turns.  Definitely will keep you on the edge of your seat. 
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 18, 2016, 02:09:48 PM
Most of the trout caught by anglers in the Eastern Sierra are hatchery raised fish.  While catching trout of any kind is great, there is something really special about fishing for wild trout in their natural habitats. :fishing3:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 18, 2016, 02:10:57 PM
Donít see many hikers past this point for obvious reasons.  Picking up some elevation through the scree @ 2.2 miles into the hike.


Lundy Canyon Trail
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: fishpole on November 18, 2016, 03:43:58 PM
Beautiful but I wouldn't want to try and hike those sharp rocks. Looks a bit to steep.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 19, 2016, 07:13:13 AM
Beautiful but I wouldn't want to try and hike those sharp rocks. Looks a bit to steep.



Yeah itís a very steep hike at this point and the trail disappears at times as landslides and avalanches over the years have taken their toll.  Elevation gain is serious now with over 1,100í of it in the last 0.8 miles (some of it on all fours).  So no, I would not recommend this park of the hike to most people but as once said so eloquently on this Board, live vigorously through the photos!!!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 19, 2016, 07:14:47 AM
More elevation gained as I look back down the canyon.


Lundy Canyon Trail

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 19, 2016, 07:15:44 AM
Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 19, 2016, 07:16:50 AM
First peak at the upper falls.


Lundy Canyon Trail
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 19, 2016, 07:18:04 AM
Upper Lundy Canyon Falls - Lundy Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Lefluerfish on November 19, 2016, 07:24:20 AM
Beautiful but I wouldn't want to try and hike those sharp rocks. Looks a bit to steep.

Always important to respect one's limitations.  Probably a wise choice.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: saudust on November 19, 2016, 09:32:07 AM
Probably a rare photo of the Upper LC Falls considering the trail, well, non-trail to get there.  I see in one photo where the trail disappears into the avalanche scree.  All fours, geez!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 20, 2016, 07:15:47 AM
Looking down the steep canyon I'm climbing, the Upper Falls would be to my left.



Lundy Canyon Trail - Upper Falls
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCTUF8321_edited-1_zpsrb1ssnxx.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCTUF8321_edited-1_zpsrb1ssnxx.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 20, 2016, 07:18:06 AM
At 2.7 miles into my hike.



Upper Lundy Canyon Falls - Lundy Canyon Trail

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCTUF8324_zps05tmw30z.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCTUF8324_zps05tmw30z.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 20, 2016, 07:19:46 AM
Where the trail finally levels out - almost to the top!


Lundy Canyon Trail

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCTUF8328_zpsv5rwotl5.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCTUF8328_zpsv5rwotl5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 20, 2016, 07:21:16 AM
Almost to Lake Helen



Lundy Canyon Trail

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCTUF8329_edited-1_zps3wx0buli.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCTUF8329_edited-1_zps3wx0buli.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 20, 2016, 07:31:31 AM
Lake Helen and 20 Lakes Basin - The end of the Lundy Canyon Trail.  Somewhat surprised there still is snow here but Lake Helen is over 10,000 feet elevation. Here you could continue your hike and take the 20 lakes loop trail to Saddlebag Lake.


Next I'm hiking on the Lake Canyon Trail to Oneida Lake and the May Lundy Mine.  Fall colors were impressive all the way to the mine and lakes......



Lake Helen in 20 Lakes Basin @ 3.0 miles - Lundy Canyon Trail

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCTUF8331_zpsq9ho5iyo.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCTUF8331_zpsq9ho5iyo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 21, 2016, 07:17:46 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Lakes Canyon Trail


Lakes Canyon Trail takes you to May Lundy Mine and Oneida Lake, plus some gorgeous fall color in October 2016.  The Trailhead starts at Lundy Lake Dam.  The trail heads west along the south shore of Lundy Lake, through a beautiful aspen forest then it begins ascending the north slope of Gilcrest Peak.  This was an old wagon road from the late 1800ís during the mining days and was a toll road that required all visitors to pay a toll to pass.

The trail rises quite high above Lundy Lake before heading south into Lakes Canyon.  If you pay attention, you will see an occasional utility pole along the trail.  Near the mouth of the canyon there are abundant aspens and willows.  Afterward, the trail heads steeply up the canyon through a mostly pine forest until it crosses the Lakes Canyon Creek.  Then it heads steeply through mostly Aspen trees lined along the trail.

The trail levels out briefly with Blue Lake in the distance to the left, separated from the trail by a meadow. The trail resumes its steep ascent to the May Lundy Mine. This is a great site. Lots of ruins to explore and photograph. Crystal Lake is at this site to your left.

Not too far past the May Lundy Mine is Oneida Lake. The lake here is beautiful and fishing is good.  Oneida Lake holds Rainbows and Brookies up to about 13Ē.



Lakes Canyon Trail - Trailhead

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8615_edited-1_zpsc0ktkzla.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8615_edited-1_zpsc0ktkzla.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 21, 2016, 07:20:26 AM
Quite a rarity, nobody fishing Lundy Lake this morning!


Lakes Canyon Trail - Lundy Lake
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 21, 2016, 07:21:21 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8619_edited-1_zpsf7xyfxfg.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8619_edited-1_zpsf7xyfxfg.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8621_edited-1_zpspdf0ko37.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8621_edited-1_zpspdf0ko37.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 21, 2016, 07:22:23 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8622_edited-1_zpsgfljw4er.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8622_edited-1_zpsgfljw4er.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8623_edited-1_zpsbgaille5.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8623_edited-1_zpsbgaille5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: bj on November 21, 2016, 08:53:53 AM
Definitely a scenic hike in the Fall. Last trip saw a lot of fish but they weren't very hungry. Great Pics!
 
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 21, 2016, 01:39:19 PM
Thanks bj!  One of my favorite hikes for fall color, mine artifacts and fall fishing.  I did ok on the fishing with 20+ fish caught, but only 2 of them were Rainbows, the rest Brookies.  I just hope the Brookies are not taking over the lake and crowding out the Rainbows. :fishing3:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 21, 2016, 01:40:20 PM
Fall color on Lake Lundy shore.


Lakes Canyon Trail

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8624_edited-1_zpsfub3udt8.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8624_edited-1_zpsfub3udt8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 21, 2016, 01:41:31 PM
Beautiful fall colors near the trail



Lakes Canyon Trail
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Lefluerfish on November 21, 2016, 08:38:48 PM
Do you ever see stock on the lakes trail?
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 22, 2016, 06:43:40 AM
Do you ever see stock on the lakes trail?


Never have seen stock on the trail personally but seen recent evidence left on the old 135 year old wagon road!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 22, 2016, 06:44:50 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8629_edited-1_zpszcb7zrwg.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8629_edited-1_zpszcb7zrwg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 22, 2016, 06:47:16 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8634_edited-1_zpsh5wks85c.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8634_edited-1_zpsh5wks85c.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8635_edited-1_zpsckscjwel.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8635_edited-1_zpsckscjwel.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 22, 2016, 06:48:42 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8636_edited-1_zpsg9cigmd6.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8636_edited-1_zpsg9cigmd6.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8637_edited-1_zpsy9hyeft7.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8637_edited-1_zpsy9hyeft7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 22, 2016, 06:49:38 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8645_edited-1_zps70yyms8o.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8645_edited-1_zps70yyms8o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 22, 2016, 07:03:33 AM
For you geologically minded people, Lake Canyon is a hanging glacial valley.  This is the "hanging" part where South Fork Mill Creek drops down into Lundy Canyon creating quite the vista of cascades and waterfalls.  The early morning shade from Mt. Scowden doesnít do this photo justice, but Iím sure you get that everything is more beautiful in person.


Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8653_edited-1_zpsv4ihobqa.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8653_edited-1_zpsv4ihobqa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 22, 2016, 03:02:13 PM
Power Pole from the 1880's.  It powered the 10 stamp mill for the May Lundy Mine from a hydroelectric plant on Mill Creek above Lundy Lake.


Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8656_edited-1_zpsv4ppgkdq.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8656_edited-1_zpsv4ppgkdq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 22, 2016, 03:03:31 PM
Another Power Pole - Lakes Canyon Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8659_edited-1_zpsclyhz44q.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8659_edited-1_zpsclyhz44q.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 23, 2016, 06:26:22 AM
South Fork Mills Creek - Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8661_edited-1_zpscxjqc9d8.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8661_edited-1_zpscxjqc9d8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 23, 2016, 06:27:30 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8663_edited-1_zpsp5lh9wgs.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8663_edited-1_zpsp5lh9wgs.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8665_edited-1_zpsid9gzupx.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8665_edited-1_zpsid9gzupx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 23, 2016, 06:28:20 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8667_edited-1_zpsdcdfxbih.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8667_edited-1_zpsdcdfxbih.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 23, 2016, 06:30:37 AM
Always wondered about this barrel as I hiked by.  What was in it, was it rolled down the mountain and how old is it.  Well how old it is has a stamp on it of 1902.  Pretty old by my book............


Lakes Canyon Trail

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8672_edited-1_zps13ny8smj.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8672_edited-1_zps13ny8smj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 23, 2016, 06:31:50 AM
Blue Lake - Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8677_edited-1_zpsolwv5yea.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8677_edited-1_zpsolwv5yea.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 23, 2016, 04:16:30 PM
Rough section of the wagon road.  Can you imagine the mule drivers coming up and down this rough road every day and cussing on every bump!!!


Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8680_edited-1_zpsylvmheby.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8680_edited-1_zpsylvmheby.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 23, 2016, 04:18:36 PM
Getting close to May Lundy Mine.  I'll cover that tomorrow.......


Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8684_edited-1_zpsqbvw3wa0.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8684_edited-1_zpsqbvw3wa0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 24, 2016, 06:50:46 AM
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!  This is Crystal Lake, which is next to May Lundy Mine.


Lakes Canyon Trail

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 24, 2016, 06:52:27 AM
May Lundy Creek still flows even though the access tunnel that was dynamited shut by USFS.


Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8687_edited-1_zpstwlwahy2.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8687_edited-1_zpstwlwahy2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 24, 2016, 06:53:43 AM
Down below are ruined cabins and all sorts of machinery.


Lakes Canyon Trail

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8689_edited-1_zpsdb7s8phx.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8689_edited-1_zpsdb7s8phx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 24, 2016, 06:57:45 AM
Old Bunkhouse finally gave way.


Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8690_edited-1_zpslwaz63ok.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8690_edited-1_zpslwaz63ok.jpg.html)


Close up
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Bed springs from the bunkhouse

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 24, 2016, 07:00:10 AM
Crystal Lake is right there at the mine.


Lakes Canyon Trail

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8691_edited-1_zpshe1utw1q.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8691_edited-1_zpshe1utw1q.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 24, 2016, 07:02:54 AM
Mine Debris everywhere!


Lakes Canyon Trail

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8694_edited-1_zpsbhmh7vkr.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8694_edited-1_zpsbhmh7vkr.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8703_edited-1_zpsypynczra.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8703_edited-1_zpsypynczra.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8705_edited-1_zpsqiok0o6q.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8705_edited-1_zpsqiok0o6q.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8730_edited-1_zpsjxzourvp.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8730_edited-1_zpsjxzourvp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 24, 2016, 07:05:22 AM
Rail Tracks from the lower mine.


Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8695_edited-2_zps86nclo6t.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8695_edited-2_zps86nclo6t.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8697_edited-1_zpsmr9opwfb.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8697_edited-1_zpsmr9opwfb.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT_8698_edited-1_zpsvn5uvyog.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT_8698_edited-1_zpsvn5uvyog.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 24, 2016, 07:07:01 AM
Some years back USFS access tunnel was dynamited shut. Thousands of feet of workings originated from this tunnel.  The plan was to connect the main ore bodies by this tunnel because then some work could still be done moving ore during the harsh winters.


Lakes Canyon Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8696_edited-2_zpsyzvzdgd8.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LCT8696_edited-2_zpsyzvzdgd8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 24, 2016, 07:09:51 AM
More Mine Equipment laying about.


Lakes Canyon Trail



Boiler

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Compressor
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: saudust on November 24, 2016, 09:43:34 AM
Fascinating report, wshawkins, and great photos.  Happy T-Day to you and all the fellow board members.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 25, 2016, 07:01:15 AM
Thanks saudust!  Next I'll head to the log dam.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 25, 2016, 07:02:45 AM
The dam at the outlet of Oneida Lake was built to raise the water levels.  Higher water levels equaled more water pressure to work the mine equipment with.


Lakes Canyon Trail
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 25, 2016, 07:04:23 AM
Closer look at the log dam.  Very impressive work to last well pass 100 + years!!!


Lakes Canyon Trail
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 25, 2016, 07:05:58 AM
Top of the dam looking back at Crystal Lake.


Lakes Canyon Trail
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 25, 2016, 07:08:50 AM
Looking up to the upper mines.  Been up there before and lots of debris left behind.  And the mine tunnels were still there.  I'll take you there next season if I can make it up on a good weather day.


Lakes Canyon Trail
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 26, 2016, 07:39:20 AM
Oneida Lake and Tioga Crest - Lakes Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 26, 2016, 07:40:49 AM
Oneida Lake is 3.9 miles and 1875 feet elevation gain, so don't see a lot of hikers this way.


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 26, 2016, 07:41:39 AM
Tioga Crest, Dore Cliff, and Dore Pass.  You can also hike in from Saddlebag Lake, but that's a tough hike.....


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 26, 2016, 07:42:43 AM
Oneida Lake -Lakes Canyon Trail



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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 26, 2016, 07:43:39 AM
What I came for, enjoying some quality fishing time! :fishing3:


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 27, 2016, 08:30:13 AM
Looking up to the upper workings of the May Lundy Mine.  There are other mines in the area including the Gorilla Mine, Don Alvadone Mine, The Niomite Mines and many more to check out!



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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 27, 2016, 08:31:23 AM
Back down the hill - Lakes Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 27, 2016, 08:33:41 AM
The remains of the Pierce Mill, a two stamp mill in to your right in this area.


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: P A C on November 27, 2016, 09:10:35 AM
WSH -
Thank you again for these incredible photos and sharing your vast knowledge and experiences on this board.
I often wonder and marvel at the amount of time and effort it must take you for each of your posts and on an almost daily basis as well.

Looking forward to more posts and with anticipation for the fishing posts when you 'shift gears' to that topic.

Happy Holidays!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 28, 2016, 07:05:19 AM
Thanks PAC.  Enjoy sharing my photos and experiences as I hike, fish and explore the backcountry during my free time in the Eastern Sierra.

I marvel myself what effort I put in in posting the fall photoís considering I have a wife, two daughter, three dogs, one cat and George our turtle that demand time with me.  Iím a morning person so thatís my time as the rest of the house is sleeping.  Of course if everybody is tired of Fall Colors Iíll gladly quit. ;D  But the best is yet to come!

Switching gears to fishing, Bishop Creek Canyon Part 2 was a fruitful trip with the largest ever Rainbow caught in a backcountry lake within a day hike.  Duck Pass out of Mammoth on an out of the way lake was a surprising success for large Rainbows in a tiny pristine lake.  LLV with the largest Brookie I ever caught!  At 20 Lakes Basin, caught the largest Golden that was reported in 2016 according to Saddlebag Lake Resort owner Richard Ernst.  Another amazing year.  And maybe not fishing, but located in a spectacular rugged canyon on the very edge of the Sierra Crest of the Sierra Nevada, Iíll take you deep in rich mining history! :hiking2: :fishing3:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 28, 2016, 07:06:21 AM
Looking into Lundy Canyon from the Lakes Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 28, 2016, 07:08:02 AM
Beaver Pond Lundy Canyon - Lakes Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 28, 2016, 07:09:07 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 28, 2016, 07:10:06 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 29, 2016, 06:21:36 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 29, 2016, 06:22:27 AM
Lakes Canyon Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 29, 2016, 06:23:43 AM
Last of the Lakes Canyon Trail photos.  On to Mono Lake next.............


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 30, 2016, 07:02:23 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Mono Lake


Fall Color at the visitors center

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 30, 2016, 07:03:49 AM
Mono Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 30, 2016, 07:04:53 AM
Mono Lake - at one of the inlets


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on November 30, 2016, 04:25:14 PM
In the Mono Lake area you can see the damage from the Marina Fire from this year.  It burned all the way to the shore but the firemen were able to save Tioga Lodge somehow!


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 01, 2016, 06:24:57 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Tioga Pass


Went up to the Tioga Pass for some fishing and great views.  Fall color was between the 9,000 to 10,000 feet.


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 01, 2016, 06:26:12 AM
Saddlebag Lake - Tioga Pass


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 01, 2016, 06:27:50 AM
Saddlebag Lake - Tioga Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 01, 2016, 06:29:21 AM
Tioga Lake was drained down this year for dam maintenance


Tioga Pass
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 01, 2016, 06:31:51 AM
Had to show this, the falls coming out of Ellery Lake were frozen - and it was 3 pm!  Cold day!!!


Tioga Pass


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 01, 2016, 03:06:47 PM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Lee Vining Canyon


The Lee Vining Creek rises near Tioga Pass in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, more than 10,000 feet above sea level.  The headwaters of the creek consist of many high-altitude lakes, including Saddlebag Lake, as well as permanent snowfields and the Conness Glacier in 20 Lakes Basin.  It flows to Ellery Lake, where it drops over Ellery Lake Falls into the Lee Vining Canyon.  From there, it flows out of the mountains past the small town of Lee Vining and then into the shore of Mono Lake.

The creek is used for hydropower generation at the Poole power plant operated by Southern California Edison.  Camping and fishing are the main highlights in the Lee Vining Canyon today, but it also has great colors during the autumn season.



Lee Vining Creek - Lee Vining Canyon
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Trev Dog on December 01, 2016, 05:51:16 PM
Camping and fishing are the main highlights in the Lee Vining Canyon today, but it also has great colors during the autumn season

wshawkins, you are right on about that. You are the autumn colors master! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 02, 2016, 06:24:24 AM
Thanks Trev Dog.  It was a crazy year for fall colors!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 02, 2016, 06:26:19 AM
Lee Vining Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 02, 2016, 06:28:42 AM
Lee Vining Creek was beautiful and a great place to fish!


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 02, 2016, 06:30:38 AM
Aspen Campground is named correctly!


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 02, 2016, 06:31:55 AM
Lee Vining Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 02, 2016, 06:33:39 AM
Lee Vining Creek - Lee Vining Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 02, 2016, 03:49:33 PM
Lee Vining Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 02, 2016, 03:50:32 PM
Lee Vining Creek


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 03, 2016, 06:46:01 AM
Lee Vining Creek - Lee Vining Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 03, 2016, 06:47:13 AM
Lee Vining Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 03, 2016, 06:49:10 AM
At the end of the road sits the Poole Power Plant Lee Vining Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 03, 2016, 06:50:19 AM
Lee Vining Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 03, 2016, 06:51:31 AM
Lee Vining Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 03, 2016, 06:54:04 AM
Last photo on Lee Vining Canyon and Creek.  Next up is Little Walker Lake in the June Lake Loop.


My favorite place on Lee Vining Creek
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: saudust on December 03, 2016, 09:25:25 AM
Screen Saver picture!  Thanks for the tour of Lee Vining Canyon. 
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: TEX on December 03, 2016, 02:38:37 PM
WOW Hawk. Thanks. I think this waterfall is in one of the campgrounds on the creek? If so; been/stayed there and was serenaded all night by it. If not (agreed) is awesome place.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 04, 2016, 09:43:10 AM
Screen Saver picture!  Thanks for the tour of Lee Vining Canyon.


Saudust, Lee Vining Canyon is a good fishing destination as they stock it regularly.  Also has wild trout population if you know where to find them! :fishing3:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 04, 2016, 09:43:56 AM
WOW Hawk. Thanks. I think this waterfall is in one of the campgrounds on the creek? If so; been/stayed there and was serenaded all night by it. If not (agreed) is awesome place.


Your right Tex.  I think the waterfall was near Big Bend campground if I remember it right.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 04, 2016, 09:47:06 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Walker Lake



Sometimes referred to as "Little Walker LakeĒ, the trail to the lake starts on top of Sawmill Ridge.  Walker Lake was named for William J. Walker, who settled on the land adjoining the lake in 1880.  You follow a primitive pathway, where Paiute Indians once left footprints.  The trail moves downhill through mixed conifers and mahogany trees and delivered you to 38-acre gem of a lake, nestled along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada.  Supporting a healthy and diverse wild trout fishery adjacent to the Ansel Adams Wilderness, this lightly-visited lake remains one of my favorites.



Snow Capped Mount Gibbs on this cold morning fishing trip - Little Walker Lake
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 05, 2016, 06:59:17 AM
Walker Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 05, 2016, 07:00:25 AM
Walker Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 05, 2016, 07:02:05 AM
Walker Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 05, 2016, 07:02:59 AM
Private Resort - Little Walker Resort


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 06, 2016, 06:51:13 AM
Walker Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 06, 2016, 06:52:09 AM
Walker Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 06, 2016, 06:54:41 AM
Fishing is pretty good too at Walker Lake.  Last of the Walker Lake Photos.  Next up is very scenic Parker Lake......


Why I go there.  Beautiful full fin Rainbow Trout! - Walker Lake
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 07, 2016, 06:26:49 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Parker Lake


This is my favorite hike out from of the ďJune Lake LoopĒ.  Parker Lake is a popular hiking destination in this region, especially during the fall season!  It is a relatively short easy hike that arrives at a pristine alpine lake in the back-country surrounded by towering peaks.

Itís a 3.6 mile roundtrip hike to Parker Lake with a 600 ft. elevation gain with Parker Lake siting at 8,300 ft. elevation with Parker Peak towering above at 12,850 feet.  A well maintain trail starts out in a desert like sandy sagebrush setting that follows Parker Creek as it meanders up through a mix of Jeffrey pines and Aspen trees to Parker Lake.  Parker Lake provides nothing short of gorgeous scenery and well worth the effort to hike there.

Most hikers come for the fall colors, to enjoy the views, the surrounding forest, and the view of the lake.  I enjoy all of the above and bring my fishing rod with me, as it has some large trout that occupy its waters.  I always had the best luck fishing using natural looking flies that I use in most back-country lakes that I fish.  Bring a picnic lunch with you to maximum your time here at this gorgeous lake. 


Trailhead Parking for Parker Lake
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Parker Lake Trailhead
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 07, 2016, 06:28:25 AM
Looking back at Mono Lake - Parker Lake Trail



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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 07, 2016, 06:29:34 AM
Parker Lake Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 07, 2016, 06:31:05 AM
Parker Lake Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 07, 2016, 06:32:22 AM
Parker Lake Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 07, 2016, 04:06:19 PM
Parker Lake Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 08, 2016, 06:28:04 AM
Parker Lake Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 08, 2016, 06:28:53 AM
Parker Creek - Parker Lake Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 08, 2016, 06:29:33 AM
Parker Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 08, 2016, 06:30:17 AM
Parker Lake's Outlet


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 08, 2016, 06:31:07 AM
Parker lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 08, 2016, 06:32:05 AM
Parker Lake and Parker Peak



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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 08, 2016, 03:08:45 PM
Parker Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 09, 2016, 06:26:51 AM
Parker Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 09, 2016, 06:27:52 AM
Parker Lake


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 09, 2016, 06:30:10 AM
Last of the Parker Lake photos.  Next up is the beautiful June Lake Loop...............


 Parker Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/PL8213_edited-1_zpszhkarljf.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/PL8213_edited-1_zpszhkarljf.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/PL8214_edited-1_zpscxbixso3.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/PL8214_edited-1_zpscxbixso3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: bj on December 09, 2016, 09:07:48 AM
Ah yes, the old CSI Lake, but I don't think the secret ever got out how Chris W caught those huge browns there. Great Photos!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 09, 2016, 02:31:59 PM
I tried copying what I though Chris W used, but was skunked out.  Went back to my flyís but this is a difficult lake to fish as most of you fisherpersons know.  Caught two my last time out, one 20Ē Brown and one 18Ē Brookie.  This is a rare Eastern Sierra lake where you can catch both large Browns and Brookies in the same lake!


20Ē Parker Lake Brown Trout
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Trip%20Reports/Trout%20Pictures/Brown%20Trout/CSI%20Brown_1_zpshu6ixuxa.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Trip%20Reports/Trout%20Pictures/Brown%20Trout/CSI%20Brown_1_zpshu6ixuxa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 10, 2016, 06:37:23 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

June Lake Loop


The June Lake Loop is located in the heart of California's Eastern Sierra Nevada.  June Lake Loop has great trout fishing, hiking and excellent lodgings available.  Most important for this thread, the fall colors were exploding at June Lake Loop and nearby canyons.  It's like the switch just flipped and June Lake Loop was just spectacular overnight!



June Lake - June Lake Loop

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JL9560_edited-1_zps94xlhkex.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JL9560_edited-1_zps94xlhkex.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 10, 2016, 06:38:48 AM
After the storm - June Lake - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JL9000_edited-1_zpsmgnd1wlp.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JL9000_edited-1_zpsmgnd1wlp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 10, 2016, 06:40:54 AM
Gull Lake - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8839_edited-1_zpsfdwx5jij.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8839_edited-1_zpsfdwx5jij.jpg.html)


Gull Lake

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8842_edited-1_zpsdcqh257f.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8842_edited-1_zpsdcqh257f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 10, 2016, 06:42:46 AM
Gull Lake - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8845_edited-1_zpskaj9ypsf.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8845_edited-1_zpskaj9ypsf.jpg.html)


Gull Lake

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8836_edited-1_zpsgsb7hvjb.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8836_edited-1_zpsgsb7hvjb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 10, 2016, 06:44:02 AM
Gull Lake - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8837_edited-1_zpsjbjayudq.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8837_edited-1_zpsjbjayudq.jpg.html)


Gull Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8838_edited-1_zpsj7h4owlp.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8838_edited-1_zpsj7h4owlp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Packer on December 10, 2016, 08:24:07 AM
Ah yes, the old CSI Lake, but I don't think the secret ever got out how Chris W caught those huge browns there. Great Photos!

Chris was nice enough to supply me with some of the "magic" devices. Still need to go there and put them to use.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: bj on December 10, 2016, 10:08:42 AM
They work.I keep thinking I might catch Henry or one of his offspring out of Rock Creek Lake some day!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: playingmenace on December 11, 2016, 04:33:12 AM
Chris was gracious enough to share 3 of his fav lures, I believe I've lost one.

I haven't had the luck he has had. But he did share with me a fairly unique way he fished them as well. I have adapted slightly some of his tips and have had some luck.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: saudust on December 11, 2016, 05:28:32 AM
I remember him stating that he would cast 350 to 400 casts up there at Parker...er, CSI Lake, or at least that's the number that stuck in my mind.  It hurts to think about casting that much!

Colors are beautiful, wshawkins!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 12, 2016, 06:38:07 AM
June Lake Loop - Gull Lake


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8847_edited-2_zpsfdzgkbvl.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8847_edited-2_zpsfdzgkbvl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 12, 2016, 06:39:00 AM
June Lake Loop - Gull Lake


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8856_edited-1_zpsvvaqorsw.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8856_edited-1_zpsvvaqorsw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 12, 2016, 06:39:49 AM
June Lake Loop - Gull Lake


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8908_edited-1_zpso0om5zar.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8908_edited-1_zpso0om5zar.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 12, 2016, 06:40:32 AM
June Lake Loop - Gull Lake


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8853_edited-1_zpsi3clw95c.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8853_edited-1_zpsi3clw95c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 12, 2016, 06:41:24 AM
June Lake Loop - Gull Lake


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8855_edited-1_zpsq7ox8uxd.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8855_edited-1_zpsq7ox8uxd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 13, 2016, 07:23:08 AM

The overflow from June Lake and nearby Gull Lake, which are spring-fed lakes flows back toward the mountain range and thus is named Reversed Creek.  Reversed Creek reaches Rush Creek and flows through Silver Lake and Grant Lake, completing the "loop" to the Mono Basin.


Reverse Creek - June Lake Loop
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC9535_edited-1_zpsnkbvuvcp.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC9535_edited-1_zpsnkbvuvcp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 13, 2016, 07:24:11 AM
Reverse Creek - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8143_edited-1_zpseb1wvliv.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8143_edited-1_zpseb1wvliv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 13, 2016, 07:24:55 AM
Reverse Creek - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8132_edited-1_zpszisgjykb.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8132_edited-1_zpszisgjykb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 13, 2016, 07:27:34 AM
Silver Lake, the most beautiful of the June Lake Loop lakes in my opinion!


Silver Lake - June lake Loop
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8884_edited-1_zpsbxgrdy1x.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8884_edited-1_zpsbxgrdy1x.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 13, 2016, 07:28:20 AM
Silver Lake - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL9464_zpsrmabpt6p.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL9464_zpsrmabpt6p.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 13, 2016, 03:35:14 PM
Silver lake - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JuneLoop16_9577_edited-1_zpsqdzplugq.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JuneLoop16_9577_edited-1_zpsqdzplugq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 13, 2016, 03:36:32 PM
Silver lake - June lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8130_edited-1_zps6bjalbjk.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8130_edited-1_zps6bjalbjk.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8123_edited-1_zpscriwbleg.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8123_edited-1_zpscriwbleg.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8125_edited-1_zpsjuybflkm.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8125_edited-1_zpsjuybflkm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 14, 2016, 06:45:05 AM
Silver Lake - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8885_edited-1_zpsecajjftv.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8885_edited-1_zpsecajjftv.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8889_edited-1_zpsgwn1yfeb.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8889_edited-1_zpsgwn1yfeb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 14, 2016, 06:46:06 AM
Silver lake - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8883_edited-1_zpsc3fzb8v1.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8883_edited-1_zpsc3fzb8v1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 14, 2016, 06:48:19 AM
Silver Lake Resort celebrated their 100 year anniversary in 2016.  It all started in 1916 when Roy Carson started the first private resort in the June Lake Loop.  Back then it was called Carson Camp.  They changed the name to Silver Lake Resort in 1940.  The cafť and store was constructed in 1921 and remains popular today.

ďCarson Camp --- Where fishing was always goodĒ, which became ďSilver Lake --- The Gem of the SierraĒ.


Boat House - Silver Lake Resort - June lake Loop

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8119_edited-1_zpskqdpppqv.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8119_edited-1_zpskqdpppqv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 14, 2016, 06:49:21 AM
Silver Lake Resort - June Lake Resort


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8120_edited-1_zpsdhmspbx6.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8120_edited-1_zpsdhmspbx6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 14, 2016, 06:50:40 AM
Silver Lake Resort Cafe and Store - June Lake Resort


Best breakfast in the loop
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8121_edited-1_zpssg69god2.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8121_edited-1_zpssg69god2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 14, 2016, 06:53:18 AM
Silver Lake Resort - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL9472_edited-1_zps31bgagr3.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL9472_edited-1_zps31bgagr3.jpg.html)


Real Windy Day!
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL9474_edited-1_zpsjocxpydk.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL9474_edited-1_zpsjocxpydk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 14, 2016, 06:55:16 AM
Old GMC 250 Truck, late 40's to early 50's?


Silver Lake Resort - June Lake Loop

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL9481_edited-1_zpstzyfrx9u.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL9481_edited-1_zpstzyfrx9u.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: bj on December 14, 2016, 11:43:57 AM
My only complaint about Silver Lake is the wind like your last photo. It'a a neat little resort though.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 14, 2016, 03:49:11 PM
Silver Lake - Silver Lake Resort


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8116_edited-1_zpsjjuzj3oy.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SL8116_edited-1_zpsjjuzj3oy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 15, 2016, 06:51:22 AM
Where Rush Creek enter Grant Lake and a good fishing spot!



Grant Lake - June Lake Loop

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC9500_edited-1_zpsidutby6b.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC9500_edited-1_zpsidutby6b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 15, 2016, 06:52:33 AM
Looking back to where I came from.


Grant Lake - June Lake Loop

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL9585_edited-1_zpsycurit1t.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL9585_edited-1_zpsycurit1t.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 15, 2016, 06:53:31 AM
Another dry year for Grant Lake.


Grant Lake - June Lake Loop

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL9586_edited-1_zpsoqhnyx34.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL9586_edited-1_zpsoqhnyx34.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 15, 2016, 06:54:34 AM
Near Grant Lake.


Grant Lake - June Lake Loop

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8880_edited-1_zpsxbdgeizg.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8880_edited-1_zpsxbdgeizg.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8100_edited-1_zpsxqjoayuq.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/GL8100_edited-1_zpsxqjoayuq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 15, 2016, 04:14:13 PM
Ever seen Reverse Creek in the June Lake Loop?

Reverse Creek is a small stream that overflows from June and Gull Lakes, which are spring-fed lakes that flows back toward the mountain range and thus is named Reversed Creek.  Reversed Creek reaches Rush Creek and flows through Silver Lake and Grant Lake, completing the "loop" to Mono Lake.

The uniqueness of Reverse Creek and the spectacular terrain of the horse-shoe shaped valley are owed to the activity of the Rush Creek Glacier, which was twenty-four square miles in size in it's prime many years ago.  The glacier played a strange trick near June Lake, where the stream runs from the lakes towards the Sierra, not away from it!


Reverse Creek - June lake Loop

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC9535_edited-1_zpsnkbvuvcp.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC9535_edited-1_zpsnkbvuvcp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 16, 2016, 06:41:16 AM
Reverse Creek - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8143_edited-1_zpseb1wvliv.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8143_edited-1_zpseb1wvliv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 16, 2016, 06:43:27 AM
Reverse Creek near the Double Eagle Resort and Restaurant


Reverse Creek - June Lake Resort
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8132_edited-1_zpszisgjykb.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8132_edited-1_zpszisgjykb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 16, 2016, 06:44:31 AM
Rush Creek is a water highway for spawning browns and rainbows.  The stretch from Grant up to Silver is gorgeous and loaded with willing rainbows and browns.  During the fall season Rush Creek also has some of the best fall colors in the loop.


Rush Creek - June Lake Loop
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8903_edited-1_zpswimgeoko.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8903_edited-1_zpswimgeoko.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 16, 2016, 06:45:30 AM
Rush Creek - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8108_edited-1_zpsbgfuotmt.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8108_edited-1_zpsbgfuotmt.jpg.html)


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8108_edited-1_zpsbgfuotmt.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8108_edited-1_zpsbgfuotmt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 16, 2016, 06:47:41 AM
Rush Creek - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8896_edited-1_zpsxie7rnyf.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC8896_edited-1_zpsxie7rnyf.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 16, 2016, 06:49:56 AM
Rush Creek - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC9514_edited-1_zpsn3ajkrde.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/RC9514_edited-1_zpsn3ajkrde.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 16, 2016, 01:56:40 PM
June Lake Village one of the most beautiful towns in California.  Picture Perfect and what most of us would likely expect from a quaint small village in the Eastern Sierra.


June Lake Villager - June Lake  Loop

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 16, 2016, 01:57:48 PM
June Lake Village - June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL8834_edited-1_zps2kcauvyg.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL8834_edited-1_zps2kcauvyg.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 17, 2016, 06:26:05 AM
June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL9510_edited-1_zpszsxzavc6.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL9510_edited-1_zpszsxzavc6.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 17, 2016, 06:26:54 AM
June Lake Loop


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 17, 2016, 06:27:40 AM
June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL9506_edited-1_zpstgdmk5ak.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL9506_edited-1_zpstgdmk5ak.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 17, 2016, 06:29:06 AM
June Lake Loop


Carson Peak

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 17, 2016, 06:29:51 AM
June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL9538_edited-1_zpskq9mv4t2.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL9538_edited-1_zpskq9mv4t2.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 17, 2016, 06:30:40 AM
June Lake Loop


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 19, 2016, 06:47:46 AM
Reverse Peak - June Lake Loop


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 19, 2016, 06:48:50 AM
June Lake Loop


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 19, 2016, 06:49:42 AM
June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL8874_edited-1_zpscaxf73r5.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL8874_edited-1_zpscaxf73r5.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 19, 2016, 06:53:09 AM
Alger Creek.  There is a use trail that goes up about a mile up the creek that's very scenic.  There is another trail that takes you to these golden trout lakes.

Alger Creek - June Lake Loop
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 19, 2016, 06:54:11 AM
June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL8873_edited-1_zps4vumy424.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL8873_edited-1_zps4vumy424.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Trev Dog on December 19, 2016, 09:39:16 AM
Hawk, awesome fall color shots this year! As usual June Lake is spectacular! Love the Rush Creek shots, and recognized a couple of my favorite fishing holes for Browns. The town of June Lake is beautiful, a perfect example of what a mountain town should be. Thanks again for your wonderful contributions to this forum!      :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 19, 2016, 03:56:26 PM
Thanks Trev Dog!  June Lake Loop was spectacular this fall.  One of my favorites...
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 19, 2016, 03:57:15 PM
June Lake Loop


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 20, 2016, 06:25:59 AM
June Lake Loop


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL9488_edited-1_zps4qnbepeo.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/JLL9488_edited-1_zps4qnbepeo.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 20, 2016, 06:27:06 AM
June Lake Loop


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 20, 2016, 06:29:55 AM
This is the last of the June Lake Loop photos.  Next up is Mammoth Lakes and nearby Sherman Creek.


June Lake Loop

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 20, 2016, 03:02:58 PM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Sherman Creek



The trail to Sherman Lakes can have some great fall color near Sherman Creek.

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 21, 2016, 06:42:18 AM
Sherman Creek


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 21, 2016, 06:43:00 AM
Sherman Creek


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 21, 2016, 06:43:58 AM
Sherman Creek


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 21, 2016, 06:45:43 AM
Off the beaten path, a nicely built small cabin!


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 21, 2016, 04:26:31 PM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Mammoth Lakes



Discovery of gold in the late 1800ís forever changed Mammoth Lakes.  Overnight prospectors converged on Mammoth hunting for the elusive shiny metal, claims were bought and tunnels were soon dug deep into Mineral Hill, constructing a tramway and 20-stamp mill were soon built.  Behind the miners were teamsters, cattlemen, merchants and needed supplies that came after them.

When the gold rush died, it wasnít until the 1900ís that a different breed of pioneer discovered Mammoth.  Old Mammoth was born and hotels, restaurants, garage, bakery and post office were established and were known as Mammoth Camp.  Tent camping became very popular and families coming up for the summer camped along Mammoth Creek or the nearby forest.

That all changed when Dave McCoy built Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.  McCoy turned Mammoth Lakes into an all year round resort.  The modern conveniences are nice but some say it lost its Old Mammoth charm!



Mammoth Lakes
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 22, 2016, 06:48:02 AM
Private homes on Old Mammoth Lakes Rd - Mammoth Lakes


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 22, 2016, 06:49:33 AM
Historic Knight Wheel - Mammoth Lakes


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 22, 2016, 06:52:07 AM
Mineral Hill, where gold was discovered and still mined today is now called Red Mountain - Mammoth Lakes


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 22, 2016, 06:55:06 AM
This wobbly bridge goes to the old town of Mammoth City - Mammoth Lakes


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 22, 2016, 06:55:59 AM
Location of Mammoth City - Mammoth Lakes


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 22, 2016, 03:41:06 PM
Twin Lake in the Mammoth Lakes Basin - Mammoth Lakes


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 23, 2016, 07:08:59 AM
Lake Mary - Mammoth Lakes


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/ML9399_edited-1_zpsjqax4y3r.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/ML9399_edited-1_zpsjqax4y3r.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 23, 2016, 07:10:12 AM
Looking down at Twin Lakes - Mammoth Lakes


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 23, 2016, 07:11:14 AM
Lake Mamie - Mammoth Lakes


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 23, 2016, 07:12:19 AM
Near Empty Horseshoe Lake - Mammoth Lakes


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 23, 2016, 07:13:41 AM
Pretty Lake George - Mammoth Lakes


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: John Harper on December 24, 2016, 12:41:36 PM
Sherwin Creek

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SC9334_edited-1_zpsfkdmy6u6.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/SC9334_edited-1_zpsfkdmy6u6.jpg.html)

Looks like the same photo I took back in early August:
(http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/johnharper91/IMG_01671_zpsmlpx96ul.jpg) (http://s958.photobucket.com/user/johnharper91/media/IMG_01671_zpsmlpx96ul.jpg.html)

Great photos as always, Warren!

Merry Christmas.

John
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 25, 2016, 07:47:17 AM
Nice to see somebody taking "The Road Less Traveled".  Same spot, just 2 months later in the season.  Funny! :lol2:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 25, 2016, 07:49:15 AM
During a snowstorm in October 2008 or 2011? - Rock Creek Lake - Merry Christmas


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 26, 2016, 06:54:43 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Convict Lake Resort



It was in 1929 the resort was officially established as Convict Lake Camp.   Before that date the resort area was referred to as Raymer's Camp.  It was later changed to Convict Lake Resort. 


Convict Lake Resort
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 26, 2016, 06:57:17 AM
Mule Deers are not that wild here - Convict Lake Resort


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 26, 2016, 06:58:19 AM
Convict Lake Resort


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLR9186_edited-1_zpsdqu3dxqm.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLR9186_edited-1_zpsdqu3dxqm.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 26, 2016, 07:00:25 AM
Convict Lake Resort


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 26, 2016, 07:01:35 AM
Convict Lake Resort


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLR9202_edited-1_zpsfkzsf54o.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLR9202_edited-1_zpsfkzsf54o.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 26, 2016, 03:11:19 PM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Convict Lake



Convict Lake and Creek are so named as the result of an ambush encounter on September 17, 1871, where a group of inmates escaped from prison in Carson City.  Before this ambush the creek and lake were called Monte Diablo.  Sheriff George Hightower eventually caught up with the convicts and a shoot-out took place.  Robert Morrison a Benton Merchant, Mono Jim and other posse members encountered the convicts on Monte Diablo Creek.  In the shoot-out Morrison and Mono Jim were killed and the convicts escaped to be captured later in Round Valley.  The towering peaks above the lake was re-named Mt. Morrison and the smaller one below it Mono Jim in their honor.



Convict Lake

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 27, 2016, 06:51:09 AM
Convict Lake


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CL9170_edited-1_zpsayxykhxk.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CL9170_edited-1_zpsayxykhxk.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 27, 2016, 06:52:12 AM
Convict Lake


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CL9171_edited-1_zpseihykzbg.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CL9171_edited-1_zpseihykzbg.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 27, 2016, 06:53:52 AM
Convict Lake


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CL9172_edited-1_zpskhfzntos.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CL9172_edited-1_zpskhfzntos.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 27, 2016, 06:56:05 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Convict Lake Loop Trail



Tucked into a magnificent granite bowl in the shadow of towering Mt. Morrison, colorful Convict Lake loop trail is one of the finest fall color hikes in the Eastern Sierra.  This easy and mostly flat 3.3 mile loop hike around the lakeís shore offers views of Convict Lake and the dense thicket of aspens and cottonwoods near the inlet of Convict Creek, which provide this hike with the majority of its color.


Convict Lake Loop Trailhead

(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9332_edited-1_zpsryjocjes.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9332_edited-1_zpsryjocjes.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 27, 2016, 06:57:01 AM
Convict Lake Loop Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9269_edited-1_zpsrvin8uw0.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9269_edited-1_zpsrvin8uw0.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 27, 2016, 04:09:50 PM
Convict Lake Loop Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9322_edited-1_zpslwr6vcfi.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9322_edited-1_zpslwr6vcfi.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 28, 2016, 07:04:57 AM
Convict Lake Loop Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 28, 2016, 07:05:55 AM
Convict Lake Loop Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9276_edited-1_zpskjkjnnbj.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9276_edited-1_zpskjkjnnbj.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 28, 2016, 07:06:50 AM
Convict Lake Loop Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9285_edited-1_zpsxrn1w2dy.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9285_edited-1_zpsxrn1w2dy.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 28, 2016, 07:07:50 AM
Convict Lake Loop Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9268_edited-1_zpsvznfrjlk.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9268_edited-1_zpsvznfrjlk.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 28, 2016, 07:10:45 AM
Convict Lake Loop Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9296_edited-1_zpsavahcgmk.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9296_edited-1_zpsavahcgmk.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 28, 2016, 03:42:44 PM
Convict Lake Loop Trail and Laurel Mountain


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 29, 2016, 07:10:59 AM
Convict Lake Looped Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9309_edited-1_zpsrbtizno6.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9309_edited-1_zpsrbtizno6.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 29, 2016, 07:12:01 AM
Convict Lake Looped Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9280_edited-1_zpsbckjw5em.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9280_edited-1_zpsbckjw5em.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 29, 2016, 07:13:01 AM
Convict Lake Looped Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 29, 2016, 07:14:18 AM
Convict Lake Looped Trail


(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9293_edited-1_zpsxllnaeeu.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9293_edited-1_zpsxllnaeeu.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 30, 2016, 07:08:18 AM
Convict Lake Loop Trail


Beautiful colors near the inlet
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9298_edited-1_zpssrcms9wt.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9298_edited-1_zpssrcms9wt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 30, 2016, 07:11:12 AM
Favorite fishing spot at the inlet and last photo for Convict Lake Loop Trail.  Next up is McGee Creek Trail............

Convict Lake Loop Trail
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9297_edited-1_zpsbimiszoz.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/CLLT9297_edited-1_zpsbimiszoz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 30, 2016, 03:10:23 PM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

McGee Creek Trail


McGee Creek Canyon was in prime form for the fall season.  Fall colors were peaking up to 4 miles up the McGee Creek Trail.  Always an excellent hike made it even better with the fall color display.


McGee Creek Trail

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 30, 2016, 03:11:04 PM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 31, 2016, 06:36:10 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 31, 2016, 06:38:39 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 31, 2016, 06:39:45 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 31, 2016, 06:40:39 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on December 31, 2016, 06:41:28 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: bj on December 31, 2016, 09:53:06 AM
Lots of great photos. I remember some really neat colors near the beaver ponds on the way to Big MGGee Lake.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 02, 2017, 06:45:43 AM
Yeah, nice colors again this year at the beaver pond.  I'm about 2.0 miles into my hike at this point in the photos.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 02, 2017, 06:47:15 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 02, 2017, 06:48:43 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 02, 2017, 06:50:57 AM
Beautiful colors at this point in my hike - McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 02, 2017, 06:51:49 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 02, 2017, 06:53:31 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: saudust on January 02, 2017, 10:47:40 AM
Wow!  Really brilliant!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 02, 2017, 03:55:55 PM
The sun just came up over the mountain tops which created this wow moment.  This is about 2 miles up McGee Canyon and was just a beautiful section.  Gorgeous colors went on for 4 miles, with is just beyond the beaver dam.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 02, 2017, 03:56:38 PM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Trev Dog on January 02, 2017, 07:06:20 PM
Wow!  Really brilliant!

I agree, you nailed it! Thank you again.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 03, 2017, 07:07:31 AM
Thanks Trev Dog. 
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 03, 2017, 07:08:28 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 03, 2017, 07:09:37 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 03, 2017, 07:11:18 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 03, 2017, 07:12:22 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 04, 2017, 07:15:12 AM
This pond is home to a family of beavers and about 3.5 miles up the canyon.  If you look closely near the far bank of the pond, you can see the distinctive beaver den.

Maybe you heard but beavers in the Sierra are a little controversial.  Beavers were native in this region until the late nineteenth century when they were all wiped out by trappers.  Beavers were reintroduced to the Sierra in the mid-1940s.  The problem is evidence that beaver can drastically reduce the number of aspen and cottonwood trees when they set up shop along a creek, but there is also evidence that those trees will survive despite the stress as proof to my fall color photos.  In addition, beaver dams have been shown to increase the overall health of the local ecosystems, increasing the number and density of plants along the banks of the dammed creeks as well as the size and number of trout and frogs in those creeks.  Plus, beaver dams improve the clarity and quality of downstream bodies of water.  But despite all this some beaver families and dams are still actively being removed by California wildlife managers.


Beaver Pond - McGee Creek Trail

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 04, 2017, 07:16:01 AM
Beaver Den - McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 04, 2017, 07:17:12 AM
Beaver Dam - McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 04, 2017, 03:17:10 PM
The Beaver Pond goes on for 1/4 mile.  Beautiful area for fall colors!


McGee Creek Trail
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 05, 2017, 06:58:37 AM
This is a good turn-around point for this hike, although if youíre feeling adventurous you can continue deeper into the John Muir Wilderness. Itís just a mile to Grass Lake for some Brookie fishing or maybe take in a swim.  About two miles to Steelhead Lake, or you can take a hike up Baldwin Canyon to the ruins of the old Scheelore Mine near the summit of Mount Baldwin.  You definitely wonít be short on scenery on this fantastic hike.



McGee Creek Trail

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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 05, 2017, 07:01:20 AM
No fall color up this far on the McGee Creek Trail but endless choices on where to go on this hike!


McGee Creek Trail
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: bj on January 05, 2017, 07:58:18 AM
Just realized that the third from last pic is looking from near the same spot as the bj avatar.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Gary C. on January 06, 2017, 02:29:56 AM
Just realized that the third from last pic is looking from near the same spot as the bj avatar.
Good catch BJ.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 06, 2017, 06:37:44 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 06, 2017, 06:38:41 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 06, 2017, 06:39:37 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 07, 2017, 06:18:35 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 07, 2017, 06:19:37 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 07, 2017, 06:21:43 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 09, 2017, 06:45:21 AM
McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 09, 2017, 06:47:05 AM
McGee Creek was looking beautiful - McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 09, 2017, 06:49:07 AM
McGee Creek - McGee Creek Trail


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 09, 2017, 06:51:25 AM
Last of the McGee Creek Trail photos.  Next up is Bishop Creek Canyon..........................


McGee Creek and Crowley Lake
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 09, 2017, 04:05:38 PM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016

Bishop Creek Canyon



The Bishop Creek Canyon which has great fishing, also offers a remarkable contrast of fall colors.  The aspens draping the high country offer a range of color at various elevations with hues of gold mixed with some red begin to show in the higher elevations of Bishop Creek Canyon.  Such a delight to hike through the fall color to pristine lakes up into the back-country.


Bishop Creek Canyon
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 10, 2017, 06:39:19 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 10, 2017, 06:40:14 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 10, 2017, 06:41:27 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 10, 2017, 06:43:06 AM
Great Fishing Lake - Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 11, 2017, 06:23:51 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 11, 2017, 06:24:43 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 11, 2017, 06:25:37 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 11, 2017, 06:26:29 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 12, 2017, 06:44:21 AM
Spent a week at Parchers Resort and it was beautiful - Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 12, 2017, 06:46:08 AM
This was near North Lake with the brightest orange colors I've seen this fall - Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 12, 2017, 06:47:45 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 12, 2017, 06:49:19 AM
What can I say, even the outhouses had great fall color - Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 12, 2017, 06:50:11 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 13, 2017, 07:00:29 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 13, 2017, 07:01:21 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 13, 2017, 07:02:14 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 13, 2017, 07:03:46 AM
Bishop Creek Canyon


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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 14, 2017, 07:22:11 AM
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
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That was the end of the Bishop Creek Canyon fall colors and the end to this very long fall color report!  What can I say other than 2016 had the best fall colors Iíve seen in least a decade or more.  Hope everyone enjoyed it and maybe in a few years if all falls into place and the timing is right we can do it again.

Thought Iíd leave you with a few photos from my fall fishing trips and see if you can identify where I am?  These are all in the Eastern Sierra but scattered around as I travel to quite a lot of lakes and streams during my travels.



Photo #1 Ė Where Iím I? 
Hint:  4-wheel drive road (or trail) to a good fishing hole with an old gold mine nearby.  The ďCanyonĒ Iím in is known for its Rainbow Trout fishing.
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Photo #2 Ė Where Iím I?
Hint:  Drive-to Lake in a popular resort town.
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Photo #3 Ė Where Iím I?
Hint:  Another Drive-to lake in a popular fishing lake.  Iím standing near the dam.
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Photo #4 Ė Where Iím I?
Hint:  No fall color but hiked this during late fall.  About a 4 mile hike to this nice lake with Brown Trout among others species.
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Photo #5 Ė Where Iím I?
Hint:  1 mile hike to this gorgeous Rainbow and Brookie Lake.  Took this after a October snow storm.
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Trev Dog on January 14, 2017, 08:11:16 PM
WOW! you know how to end it! Each year it gets better than the previous great year, so doing the math this year was your best yet!   :lol2: All kidding aside your right the colors this year are over the top, and your story and presentation was your best. Thank you again for all your contributions to this forum.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: fishpole on January 14, 2017, 08:41:51 PM
I ll second that. Thank you :lol2:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: RockToad on January 15, 2017, 04:03:06 AM
Thank you so much for the best Sierra photos I have ever seen.  And I have seen and photographed many myself. :hiking2:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: bj on January 16, 2017, 11:19:31 AM
Like the old days with the "Mystery Lakes". Haven't a clue :'(
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: John Harper on January 16, 2017, 01:06:23 PM
Such excellent photos, as always.

#1 through #4 have me stumped, but I'm gonna say Little Walker Lake for #5?   The isolated pine trees on the far shore look familiar, as do the hills in the background.  But, I could be wrong, once again.

John
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: Packer on January 17, 2017, 09:46:35 AM
#1 Above Cardinal Village  #3 Lake Sabrina
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 17, 2017, 01:27:24 PM
Packer got #1 and #3 mystery photos correct.  #1 is above Cardinal Village near the gold mine and #3 is Lake Sabrina.  Lake Sabrina was looking good in 2016 with the water level near full.  John, #5 is not Little Walker Lake, but good guess as itís about a mile hike in and looks very similar.  More photos and hints for the remaining photos.



#2:  Zoom shot across the lake.
Hint:  Name of the lake comes from a miner who lived in Pine City.
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# 4:  Another look at this Mystery Lake.
Hint:  Lake is located in Yosemite.
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#5:  Early morning photo looking towards the inlet.
Hint:  This lake is straight as a arrow.
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Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: John Harper on January 18, 2017, 08:01:43 AM
I'm gonna go with Middle Gaylor Lake for #4, and Arrowhead Lake for #5.

John
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: bj on January 18, 2017, 09:49:30 AM
I'd say upper Gaylor
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 19, 2017, 06:29:19 AM
Arrowhead Lake is correct for #5.  Gaylor Lakes is not correct for #4, but the lake in question is in that general area.  Give more clues tomorrow if no correct guesses.


If anybody is wondering, Arrowhead Lake is in the Mammoth Lakes Basin out of Coldwater Creek Campground.  The 1.3 mile hike to the lake is definitely worth it as this makes a great day trip to have lunch, fish, explore or just enjoy a swim (summer only!).

Arrowhead Lake is the first lake you come to on the Duck Pass Trail.  There is about 635 feet in elevation gain on the way up.  At about .8 miles, listen for the sound of rushing water. To your left keep an eye out for an unmarked trail that leads to one of the secret spots on this hike!  If you follow the trail to the left you'll see a nice waterfall, a great lunch stop and photo opportunity.

At about 1 mile you will encounter the sign for Arrowhead Lake, to your left.  The lake got its name from the giant rock formation that splits the lake.  This giant rock formation creates the appearance of an arrowhead, hence the name Arrowhead Lake!  This rock is also a local favorite for cliff jumping during the summer. 

The Duck Pass Trail continues on to Skelton Lake, Red Lake, Barney Lake and Duck Pass then Duck Lake and beyond if you so choose.  You might be surprised that I took my fishing pole on this icy trail with better than half of the lakes I passed were already frozen over late in the season.  There is an excellent (unfrozen) Rainbow Trout Lake on a cross-country hike over deep snow with eager trout to take my flies.  Maybe Iíll share that gem of a trip someday.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 20, 2017, 08:43:55 AM
Only #2 and #4 are left.  See if these photos and clues key you to these lakes.

Remember #2 is a drive-to lake in a popular resort town.  The next photo and clue is there is a trailhead from this mystery lake to a golden trout lake which Iím heading to.  Iím looking down from the trail to the mystery lake and another lake in the background.  Where Iím I?

#5 is in Yosemite and holds a special trout thatís somewhat rare in Yosemite National Park that Iím showing in the photo.  Where Iím I?



#2 Mystery Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LGML_edited-1_zpsrct9aygf.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Fall%20Colors%202012/Fall%20Colors%202016/LGML_edited-1_zpsrct9aygf.jpg.html)




#4 Mystery Lake
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy115/wshawkins/Trip%20Reports/Autumn%20Brown%20Trout%20Fishing/DSC05834_edited-1_zpsop4ucu8q.jpg) (http://s783.photobucket.com/user/wshawkins/media/Trip%20Reports/Autumn%20Brown%20Trout%20Fishing/DSC05834_edited-1_zpsop4ucu8q.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: John Harper on January 20, 2017, 09:44:07 AM
#2 has to be George Lake, and you're on the trail to Crystal Lake above it, home of golden trout.

I keep thinking Gardisky Lake for #4, but it's only got brookies and is outside Yosemite, but it sure looks like that lake.

John
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 21, 2017, 06:25:23 AM
Yes, #2 is Lake George from the view from the Crystal Lake trail. 

#4 is not Gardisky Lake but is at nearly the same elevation and does look similar.  #4 has brown trout, and not many brown trout lakes above 10k. I think whatís fooling everyone is the snow, it just looks so different without the green grasses and flowers blooming as during the summer.

Last Hint:  Mj & Bj visited and fished this lake in summer 2015ÖÖÖMaybe even a trip report is out there? :lol2:
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: bj on January 21, 2017, 09:05:09 AM
Now you really got my interest and then Spillway Lake came to mind.
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: wshawkins on January 21, 2017, 10:53:41 AM
For those keeping track, the mystery photos are as follows:

#1   Above Cardinal Village near the gold mine in Bishop Creek Canyon
#2   Lake George in the Mammoth Lakes Basin
#3   Lake Sabrina out of Bishop Creek Canyon
#4   Spillway Lake out of Yosemite
#5   Arrowhead Lake out of Mammoth Lakes Basin on the Duck Pass Trail


It was a pleasure for me to share my photos from my last fall trip.  Eastern Sierra offers a truly spellbinding contrast of colors during autumn including golden, crimson and orange aspen, cottonwoods as well as willows as far as the eye can see.  What an amazing season.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
Post by: RockToad on January 21, 2017, 10:58:50 AM
We can't thank you enough :doglick:  These pictures are incredible!  I can't (but have to) wait until next summer to visit my favorite places on Earth in the Eastern Sierra :camping: