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Fall colors yet?

Postby george » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:21 pm

Any fall colors (especially aspens) yet in the Eastern Sierra? If not, how long from now, do you think?



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Postby dave54 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:49 pm

Maples in my yard just now starting to turn.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:34 am

Not the Sierra, but the aspens in the Glass Mountains were yellow, and some were orange. Its the mountain ridge located inthe Owens Valley, east of Mammoth, and west of the White Mountains.
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Postby maverick » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:43 am

Hi George

Go to calphoto and click on enter, then click on fall foliage hotsheet
and you'll get update info on the Sierra and beyond.
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Postby quentinc » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:09 pm

That is a good site.

10 days ago, there were yellowing aspens at Silver Lake (June Lake loop). But I think it was more from the dryness than anything else -- they were trending towards brown rather than orange. Usually dry winters do not produce good fall foliage.
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Postby Skibum » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:07 am

I was in the Southlake area on Sept 18-20 and the Aspens were just starting to turn. After that cold front came through, I would think they are pretty nice right around now.
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Postby CSF » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:28 pm

Hey George. Here's a color update I posted last sat.(9/24) Probably another week or two and things will be very golden I'd think. You can also check out the fall color report posted by the Bishop Chamber of Commerce's website here.
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Postby ifernau » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:35 pm

You can get updates from here:
http://calphoto.com/fall.htm
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Postby Bob B » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:22 am

Hello all,
I'm planning on going up to Bishop Creek next week and camping out for around 5 days. I was curious if the recent winds took much of a toll on the fall leaves. I'm planning on doing day hikes and a lot of photography. I'll be camping just outside of Aspendell. Thanks for any info.
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Postby dave54 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:58 pm

Majorly bummed!! Almost crying. :crybaby:

After years of work landscaping and carefully nurturing my trees, and several years of less than stellar autumns, I finally had a riot of colors this year -- reds, purples, oranges exploding all over my yard. My neighbors were all coming over to comment on how great it looked. I was going to post some pictures here.

Then -- 3 inches of wet sloppy snow Thursday night. Broken branches all over and leaves mostly down. Spent the last two days cleaning up. Now I have a yard full of barren skeletal remnants.
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Postby ifernau » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:23 pm

Bishop Creek only has a few spots with color left as of today 10/7. The Aspen at North Lake are bare or have black leaves. Everything above Aspendell is done. Aspendell and Cardinal pond still have some color. Still they also have some black leaves.

The area around Bishop Creek Lodge still has color, but also some black leaves. Anything past the Mountain Glen Campground is bare or has ugly black leaves.

I was really shocked today to see this many trees with black leaves. The snow, the cold and the wind really did a job.

I was going to be content with shooting colorful leaves on the ground, but that not happening either.
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Postby mountaineer » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:40 pm

How is lower Rock Creek along the trail?

How about the Lower Owens area? I couldn't get time off until the 19th and I am wondering if any colors will be left anywhere.
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