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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2016, 07:20:52 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2016, 07:08:18 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2016, 07:09:07 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2016, 07:10:17 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #29 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

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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #31 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


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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2016, 07:01:57 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2016, 12:41:37 PM »
Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing :bowdown:

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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #34 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:
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #35 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. 




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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2016, 07:00:17 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2016, 07:01:15 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2016, 07:02:00 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #39 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!!!

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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #40 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.
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2016, 06:44:22 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2016, 06:45:10 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2016, 06:45:52 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2016, 06:46:37 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2016, 12:26:32 PM »
Here's two from a trip up Paiute from N. Lake early Oct



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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #46 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!
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2016, 06:28:54 AM »
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Re: Eastern Sierra Fall Colors 2016
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2016, 06:29:34 AM »
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« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2016, 06:30:35 AM »
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