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Fall colors???

Postby Trailtrekker06 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:14 pm

Was thinking about heading up Bishop way to check out the fall colors, does anyone have any info on how things are looking so far this year? Thanks.



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Re: Fall colors???

Postby Wild Bill » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:41 am

Colors are about at peak now 9,000-10,000+'
It was a little warmer than average this September in the Eastern Sierra.
The best time of the year...IMO ;)
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Re: Fall colors???

Postby JMat » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:16 am

Still a little too early in my opinion. Give it another week or 2. Here's a link to a website that the SacBee used to use for it's fall color updates. Basically it's a website where photographer who travel around looking for fall colors post what they've found.. Hope this helps.
http://www.calphoto.com/fall.htm

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Re: Fall colors???

Postby croupier » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:29 pm

I was just hiking around sabrina basin on sept 20th and the leaves were mostly a mix of green/yellow.

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[img]http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj64/squigglefish/IMG_1904.jpg[/img]
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Re: Fall colors???

Postby Codester » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:54 pm

Leaves are peaking between 9 and 10k feet around the June Lake area.
Here's a picture from this weekend around the Gem Lake area:
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Here's a picture around South Lake on the 20th-21st:
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And here's a picture near the hiker parking for the Sabrina Basin on the 14th:
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Re: Fall colors???

Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:45 pm

Thank you guys, that helps lot.!!
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Re: Fall colors???

Postby quentinc » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:22 pm

Sabrina Basin is terrific -- at or nearly at peak. The difference from Saturday to Monday (I just did a 3 day backpack) was remarkable.
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Re: Fall colors???

Postby Wild Bill » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:52 am

Right on, quentinc! I have noticed a day or two makes a huge difference. Once the colors peak, they seem to degrade quickly. Getting the right "day" is what it is all about.

BTW...I noticed a little dusting of snow yesterday on Bloody Mountain. The orange, gold, yellow trees and snow was especially picturesque! We might be getting a little more today.

Get out there! :nod:
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