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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #200 on: November 28, 2016, 07:08:02 AM »
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« Reply #201 on: November 28, 2016, 07:09:07 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #202 on: November 28, 2016, 07:10:06 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #203 on: November 29, 2016, 06:21:36 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #204 on: November 29, 2016, 06:22:27 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #205 on: November 29, 2016, 06:23:43 AM »
Last of the Lakes Canyon Trail photos.  On to Mono Lake next.............


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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #206 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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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #207 on: November 30, 2016, 07:03:49 AM »
Mono Lake








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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #208 on: November 30, 2016, 07:04:53 AM »
Mono Lake - at one of the inlets


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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #209 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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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #210 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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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #211 on: December 01, 2016, 06:26:12 AM »
Saddlebag Lake - Tioga Pass





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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #212 on: December 01, 2016, 06:27:50 AM »
Saddlebag Lake - Tioga Lake


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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #213 on: December 01, 2016, 06:29:21 AM »
Tioga Lake was drained down this year for dam maintenance


Tioga Pass



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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #214 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!!!


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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #215 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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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #216 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:

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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #217 on: December 02, 2016, 06:24:24 AM »
Thanks Trev Dog.  It was a crazy year for fall colors!
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #218 on: December 02, 2016, 06:26:19 AM »
Lee Vining Canyon








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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #219 on: December 02, 2016, 06:28:42 AM »
Lee Vining Creek was beautiful and a great place to fish!


 


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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #220 on: December 02, 2016, 06:30:38 AM »
Aspen Campground is named correctly!


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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #221 on: December 02, 2016, 06:31:55 AM »
Lee Vining Canyon





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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #222 on: December 02, 2016, 06:33:39 AM »
Lee Vining Creek - Lee Vining Canyon





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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #223 on: December 02, 2016, 03:49:33 PM »
Lee Vining Canyon


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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #224 on: December 02, 2016, 03:50:32 PM »
Lee Vining Creek





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