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Fall Colors 2013
« on: September 23, 2013, 06:18:53 PM »
This was a popular Topic last year and maybe we can make this an annual “Fall Colors” if there is enough interest.  Last year’s photos were really great, especially OldSarge trip to Aspendell!  So let’s share our beautiful Eastern Sierra fall color photos here! 

I just came back from a fishing trip to the Eastern Sierra and can tell from Tom’s Place to the Bridgeport area, Rock Creek Lake is ahead in color of most areas with vivid colors aglow above East fork Campground to Mosquito Flats.  Best colors are from Rock Creek Lake to Mosquito Flats.  The higher up the better it looks.  Lower Rock Creek is only starting to change.  Lundy Canyon, Virginia Lakes, Mammoth Lakes and McGee Creek are also just starting to change colors.  June Lake Loop still mostly green but some yellowing of the aspen leaves.  Down south in Bishop Creek area colors are more advanced so good choice if you want a shorter drive.  I think in the next week or two should be peek in most areas.  But one big wind can end the fall colors fast, so get up there and see the fall colors before there all gone!



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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 06:20:10 PM »
Rock Creek near Mosquito Flats


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 12:58:24 PM »
Absolutely beautiful! :hiking2:

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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 01:30:50 PM »
This is near East Fork Campground as of 9/21/13


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 06:44:31 AM »
Nice contrast of green and orange colors here.  This is at East Fork.


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 03:05:54 PM »
Another picture from East Fork.  Hard to miss this large aspen tree!


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 07:00:25 AM »
Near East Fork Campground




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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2013, 12:24:11 PM »
Creekers may have woken up to snow-capped mountains today for the first week of fall.  Early morning risers this morning experienced frost with early AM temperatures between 25 and 35 depending how high your camp spot is.  Wish I could be up there to see it.

Hope somebody gets some pictures of this.  Fall colors and snow make great picture taking!





This is at Pine Grove Campground.  Mostly yellows showing, the best is still to come!




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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2013, 06:33:24 AM »
Pine Grove Campground


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2013, 01:24:23 PM »
Upper Rock Creek Canyon should be in peak the next week or so.  Lucky ones that are heading up this weekend.


North-East shore of Rock Creek lake is looking good!

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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 09:16:37 AM »
Rock Creek Lake


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2013, 06:16:04 AM »
West shore of Rock Creek Lake


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2013, 11:36:11 AM »
Fall colors just starting in the June Lake Loop


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2013, 06:29:36 AM »
On the road to Mosquito Flats - Rock Creek


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2013, 11:50:43 AM »
Saw these on Mono County Tourism Facebook page.  Nice photos.  Fall is here!


June Lake Loop by Mono County Tourism
 
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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2013, 11:52:54 AM »
Virginia lakes by Mono County Tourism
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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2013, 06:35:17 AM »
Rock Creek

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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2013, 11:31:24 AM »
The trail up to the Hilton Lakes had good Fall Colors!


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2013, 06:19:27 AM »
Trail to the Hilton Lakes - Rock Creek


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2013, 11:41:36 AM »
My favorite place on Earth and especially at this time of year :hiking2:  Thanks so much for the incredible pictures!

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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2013, 01:15:08 PM »
Thanks RockToad!  Nothing beats fall colors at Rock Creek. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2013, 01:18:08 PM »
Hilton Lake Trail - Rock Creek


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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2013, 09:00:24 PM »
Great pictures !  :clap: :clap:

Hope there is still a little color left when I go up in 3 weeks.
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Re: Fall Colors 2013
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2013, 06:42:53 AM »
Thanks Bill.  I think you have some color left when you come up.  Maybe not Rock Creek because it started so early but other areas should have fall color into November.
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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2013, 06:44:08 AM »
Hilton Lake Trail - Rock Creek


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