Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 16, 2018

Mono County Fall Color 10/17/18

Fall Colors in Mono County – Mono County Tourism   reports below. See photos at: Fall Colors in Mono County – Mono County Tourism and Film Commission

October 17, 2018:  PEAK WEEK is officially here!!! This is the week to come to Mono County if you want to see the fall colors. All locations along the US 395 elevation will be at peak colors this week and should be fantastic for the next 7-10 days. Get here as soon as you can before it’s too late!

75-100% Peaking GO NOW! It’s peak week all most of the iconic fall color destinations along the US 395 level this week. Convict Lake, Crowley Lake, McGee Creek, the June Lake Loop, Lundy Canyon, Conway Summit, Summers Meadow, Twin Lakes Bridgeport and Monitor Pass will all be fantastic this week. You’ll still find some patches of green in some areas but the vast majority of locations are currently showing brilliant yellows and oranges.

50-75% Near Peak Go Now! The only areas still a little green are Lee Vining Canyon, the West Walker River and the big cottonwood trees in the towns of Walker, Coleville and Topaz. You’ll find some great pockets of color but will need to wait another 7 days for the full display.

Past Peak: Sagehen Summit, Lobdell lake Road and the upper sections of Tioga Pass, Sonora Pass and Virginia Lakes and Rock Creek are now past peak. If you’re driving through these areas you still still find some sections and groves still hanging around at the lower elevations.

WALKER / COLEVILLE / TOPAZ

Monitor Pass (8,314′) – 100% GO NOW!  Peaking colors along the top sections of the pass will only hang around for another few days. This section will be past peak next week.
Lobdell Lake Road (8,600′) – Past Peak
Walker Canyon (5,200′) – 50-75% Go Now – Patchy in sections with full peaking trees in others. Still another 7 days for the full display.
Towns of Walker & Coleville – 50-75% Go Now – A few cottonwoods are peaking but very patchy still in most sections. This will be the last place to peak in Mono County.
Sonora Pass (9,623′) – Past Peak but you might still be able to find some great color near Leavitt Meadows Pack Station.

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 16, 2018

California Fall Color Updates 10/16/18

California Fall Color has many new posts. Highlights include:

  • Log Cabin Rd. (7,545′)- Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • June Lake Loop(7,654′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Sherwin Creek Campground, Mammoth Lakes (7,600′) – Peak to Past Peak, YOU ALMOST MISSED IT!Silver Lake (7,200′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  •  Silver Lake (7,200′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Quincy (3,432′) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!
  • Crater Lake Campground (6,929′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Green Valley Lake (7,200′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Big Bear (6,752′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Lake Arrowhead (5,174′) – Near Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Grass Valley Lake (5,058′) – Peak a(75-100%) GO NOW!

See many photos and full detailed reports at California Fall Color

Environmental Working Group News Release

A climate change skeptic who once labeled President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a communist plot is now the nation’s top environmental enforcement official.

Today the Senate narrowly confirmed Jeffery Bossert Clark, a lawyer who defended BP after the Deepwater oil spill, to be assistant attorney general heading the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 15, 2018

California Fall Color Updates 10/15/18

California Fall Color has many new posts. Highlights include:

  • Lundy Canyon Trail (7,858′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • McGee Creek Trail (8,600′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Hope Valley(7,300′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park (8,512′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Markleeville, Alpine County (5,531′) – Peak (75-100%) – GO NOW!
  • Sonora Pass (9,623′) – Past Peak, YOU MISSED IT!
  • Sabrina Approach (9,100′) – Past Peak, YOU MISSED IT!
  • North Lake (9,225′) – Past Peak, YOU MISSED IT!
  • Aspendell (8,400′) – Peak (75-100%) – GO NOW!
  • June Lake – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!

See many photos and full detailed reports at California Fall Color

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 15, 2018

Birding McLaughlin Eastshore SP In Albany 10/15/18

Today we went birding at the Albany section of McLaughlin Eastshore State Park. We didn’t get to see the Burrowing Owl. We did get to see 24 species including many waterbirds and shorebirds. Most abundant today were the Green-winged Teal, American Wigeons, American Avocets, and Marbled Godwits.

 

Black Phoebe

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 15, 2018

New England Fall Color On PBS

PBS News Release

 Travel journalist Samantha Brown, wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole and BBC presenter Chris Packham host the live nature show celebrating fall in New England –

ARLINGTON, VA; August 28, 2018 – PBS announced today, as part of its co-production partnership with the BBC, that a new three-part live event, AUTUMNWATCH – NEW ENGLAND, will air Wednesday-Friday, October 17-19, 2018, at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).

Travel journalist Samantha Brown, BBC presenter Chris Packham and wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole will host the multi-platform television experience from alongside Squam Lake, New Hampshire. Similar in format to PBS’ previous summer spectacles BIG BLUE LIVE and WILD ALASKA LIVE, the new series will include a mix of live feeds and pre-taped footage from across New England.

Unique to AUTUMNWATCH – NEW ENGLAND, the live event will focus on cultural traditions and historical sites in addition to local wildlife and the colorful gold and red landscapes in the region that’s best known for them.

To accomplish this, local experts in food, wildlife, music, literature and history will join the trio of hosts each night to showcase characteristics special to New England.

“In AUTUMNWATCH – NEW ENGLAND, audiences will experience exquisite outdoor adventures while surrounded by nature’s most picturesque imagery,” said Bill Gardner, Vice President, Programming & Development, PBS. “We look forward to partnering with the BBC once again to present this ambitious live production and share this American experience with PBS and BBC viewers.”

AUTUMNWATCH – NEW ENGLAND cameras will be there to capture time-lapse changes of fall foliage; a quest for majestic moose in Maine; key wildlife species like squirrels, chipmunks and turkey gangs as they invade backyards in preparation for the winter months; and the critters like owls, bats and bears that make the most of nighttime.

Audiences can expect to see segments that highlight Native American history and traditions, Halloween traditions, regional fairs and the many farms that provide the region with its rich varieties of apples, pumpkins, cranberries and maple syrups.

“I’m thrilled that AUTUMNWATCHis moving to New England for this very special week of live programming,” Tom McDonald, BBC Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual, said. “The teams are heading to one of the most iconic locations in the USA to experience the great American ‘fall’ for what promises to be an unforgettable chapter in the Watches’ history.”

KQED Schedule: https://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=25198

Check your local PBS station for your local listings.

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 14, 2018

2018 Fall Colors Map

Vox reports

When and where fall foliage colors will peak, in one map

Billions of leaves are changing color right now.

The website SmokyMountains.com (a site promoting Smoky Mountains tourism) created this interactive map to determine peak fall colors across the United States by county. You can slide the bar at the bottom of the map to see how the peak foliage spreads out across the country over the coming weeks. Use it to figure out the right time to do some leaf peeping in your area or on a weekend trip.

Read article at: Fall colors 2018 map: when and where autumn foliage will peak – Vox

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 14, 2018

New England Fall Foliage 10/14/18

Yankee Fall foliage’s map now shows peak color throughout most of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Check out the continuing updated map and reports at New England Fall Foliage.

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 14, 2018

California Fall Color Updates 10/13/18

California Fall Color has many new posts. Highlights include:

  • North Lake (9,225′) – Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!
  • North Lake Rd. (9,000′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Aspendell (8,400′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW
  • Round Valley (4,692′) – Patchy (10-50%) –Bigleaf maple are Near Peak, though dogwood have slowed and black oak are weeks from peak.
  • Lake Tahoe (6,255′) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!
  • Apple Hill, Camino (3,133′) – Just Starting (10-50%)
  • Oak Glen (4,734′) – Just Starting (10-50%)
  • Julian (4,226′) – Just Starting (10-50%) 
  • Black oak, Indian Falls (3,202′) – Peak – (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Indian rhubarb and Bigleaf maple, Indian Falls (3,202′) – Patchy (10-50%)
  • Kings Creek Falls (7,300′), Lassen Volcanic National Park – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!
  • Manzanita Lake (2,900′), Lassen Volcanic National Park – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Sugar Maples, Plumas County (3,586′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! 
  • Independence (3,930′) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!
  • Big Bear (6,752′) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!
  • Mammoth Lakes Basin  (8,900ft+) – Peak to Past Peak – GO NOW, YOU ALMOST MISSED IT! – There’s still plenty of color around Twin Lakes. Though, the trees on the backside of Lake George are just about finished and will most likely be gone by the end of the weekend.
  • Laurel Canyon (8,500′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – 4WD high clearance vehicle required.
  • Convict Lake  (8,000’+) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW! – It’s finally “Go” time at Convict Lake. It’s only going to get better over the coming week.
  • McGee Creek  (8,000’+) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW! – McGee Creek is gorgeous. There’s lots of green, so this area will be at peak for a couple more weeks. Nevertheless, GO NOW!
  • Crowley Lake  (7,000’+) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW! – Beautiful Colors are starting to fill the town of Crowley. Worth driving through town when traveling south from McGee to Rock Creek.
  • Rock Creek  (8,000’+)  Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!- Some groves are at peak. Others are off to a slow start. The lower half of Rock Creek Rd. is stunning while above 9,000′ it is Past Peak. Colder nighttime temps have helped speed the process.

See many photos and full detailed reports at California Fall Color

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 14, 2018

How Drought Impacts Carrizo Plain

University of Washington News Release

California plain shows surprising winners and losers from prolonged drought

“The Carrizo Plain is one of the global hotspots of endangered species, with endangered species at every trophic level: plants, rodents, carnivores,” said lead author Laura Prugh, a UW assistant professor of quantitative wildlife sciences, part of the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. “It also is an ideal laboratory to see how an exceptional climate event affects a whole ecosystem.”

Read story at  California plain shows surprising winners and losers from prolonged drought | UW News

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 13, 2018

Clovis Native Plant Sale Oct. 20, 2018

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 12, 2018

San Juan National Forest Fall Color 10/12/18

San Juan National Forest  reports on October 12, 2018

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:

Durango to Purgatory – 95-past%
Missionary Ridge – 95-past%
Molas Pass/Coal Bank – 95-past%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – 95-past%
Pagosa – 95-past%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 95-past%
Mancos/La Platas – 95-past%
Ouray to Telluride – 95-past%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
Pretty much over except for bits and pieces.

Estimated Peak Viewing Period:
Mostly the weather finished off the leaf colors, but there are still a few good pockets to find.

Viewing Suggestions / Tips:
Search for the groves that remain.

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color:
Oak Brush holding on.  Aspens good and almost done..

For More Information on Fall Colors Please Contact:
San Juan Public Lands Center, Durango (970) 247-4874

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 12, 2018

California Fall Color Updates 10/11/18

California Fall Color has several new posts. Highlights include:

  • Mammoth Lakes Basin  8,900ft+ – Peak to Past Peak – GO NOW, YOU ALMOST MISSED IT! – There’s still plenty of color around Twin Lakes. Though, the trees on the backside of Lake George are just about finished and will most likely be gone by the end of the weekend.
  • Laurel Canyon (8,500′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – 4WD high clearance vehicle required.
  • Convict Lake  8,000ft+ – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW! – It’s finally “Go” time at Convict Lake. It’s only going to get better over the coming week.
  • McGee Creek  8,000ft+ – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW! – McGee Creek is gorgeous. There’s lots of green, so this area will be at peak for a couple more weeks. Nevertheless, GO NOW!
  • Crowley Lake  7,000ft+ – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW! – Beautiful Colors are starting to fill the town of Crowley. Worth driving through town when traveling south from McGee to Rock Creek.
  • Rock Creek  8,000ft+  Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!- Some groves are at peak. Others are off to a slow start. The lower half of Rock Creek Rd. is stunning while above 9,000′ it is Past Peak. Colder nighttime temps have helped speed the process. 

See many photos and full detailed reports at California Fall Color

The Dorothy King Chapter  (coastal Mendocino County, the northern coastal area of Sonoma County, and nearby areas) of the California Native Plant Chapter announces

This year the annual native plant sales will be October 20 in Fort Bragg, at Town Hall, and on October 27 in Gualala, at the Community Center. This year it will be a celebration of gardening with native plants, with at least three talks or demonstrations on each day including how to assess your land and its potential for growing plants or restoration, how to propagate, and what to grow to attract pollinators. There will be a great selection of plants, and more specially chosen plants grown from local seeds or cuttings. The next Calypso (being put together right now) will have more details and then look for an announcement and mailing closer to the time.

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 11, 2018

Eastern National Forest Fall Colors 10/11/18

Eastern Regional National Forests have the following fall color reports

Illinois

Shawnee National Forest

Here on the Shawnee National Forest the leaves are still a little green with some starting to show a hint of color. With temperatures beginning to drop, we will start seeing more color changes over the next few weeks. We have been having cool mornings with light fog and cooler evenings. With the beautiful weather and fall color change, hiking is very enjoyable.

Indiana

Hoosier National Forest

There has been a small increase in fall colors, with change at about 30%. Many leaves are covering less traveled roadways and crunching underfoot on hiking trails. High temperatures are predicted until the weekend with highs in the mid-60s.

Massachusetts

Urban Connections – Boston

Fall foliage remains sporadic across the city, however there are rather brilliant color displays along every trail and street.  In Olmsted Park within the Emerald Necklace, most trees continue to remain at 20% foliage change.  However, recent rains and mild winds has caused a significant amount of foliage loss.  We recommend taking full advantage of the warmer weather this week to explore popular areas like Olmsted Park, Franklin Park, Arnold Arboretum, and the Middlesex Fells Reservation to immerse yourself in the splendor of the season.  Greater leaf drop is anticipated in the coming week due to forecasted temperatures in the 40s and 50s combined with rain and wind.

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 11, 2018

New England Fall Foliage 10/11/18

Yankee Fall foliage’s map shows now shows peak color in most of Maine, northern Vermont and northern New Hampshire. Check out the continuing updated map and reports at New England Fall Foliage.

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 11, 2018

California Fall Color Updates 10/10/18 – Updated

Updated

California Fall Color has several new posts. Highlights include:

  • Bishop Creek Canyon – Past Peak (9,000’+) YOU MISSED IT.
  • Bishop Creek Canyon – Peak (8,500 – 9,000′) GO NOW!
  • Bishop Creek Canyon – Near Peak (below 8,500′) GO NOW!
  • Sonora Pass – Past Peak (above 9,000′) YOU MISSED IT!
  • Sonora Pass – Peak (below 9,000′) GO NOW!
  • Coffee Creek (3,068′) – Just Starting (0-10%)
  • Mt. Rose (10,775′ – 6,225′) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!
  • Hat Creek (3,422′) – Just Starting (0-10%)
  • San Juan Mountains, Colorado – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!

See many photos and full detailed reports at California Fall Color

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 11, 2018

Plants Light Up When They Get Attacked

The New York Times reports in the story “Watch Plants Light Up When They Get Attacked”

Scientists showed that plants are much less passive than they seem by revealing the secret workings of their threat communication systems.

Read story and see video of plant lighting up at  Watch Plants Light Up When They Get Attacked – The New York Times

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 10, 2018

Mono County Fall Color 10/10/18

Fall Colors in Mono County – Mono County Tourism   reports below. See photos at: Fall Colors in Mono County – Mono County Tourism and Film Commission

October 10, 2018: What a week for leaf peeping! If you want to catch the fall colors this year, plan your trip within the next two weeks! You’ll find color just about everywhere in Mono County right now. Some areas are just getting going, others are at full peak, and areas along the top elevations are now past peak.

75-100% Peaking GO NOW! Monitor Pass had great color at the summit yesterday. The large grove of trees east of the summit is perfect for photography later in the afternoon. Sonora Pass, Upper Rock Creek and Upper Virginia Lakes still have peaking color in the lower sections of the road closer to US 395 but are now past peak at the highest elevations. Lobdell Lake Road is past peak in sections but go here if you want to find reds and oranges. (See pictures below, AWD is recommended) For hikers, McGee Canyon Trail, Parker Lake Trail, and Lundy Canyon Trail are still highly recommended for this weekend and will be at full peak this week.

50-75% Near Peak Go Now! A lot of areas have been reluctant to turn this year and have yet to hit peak colors. Convict Lake, the June Lake Loop, Lee Vining Canyon, Lundy Lake, Conway Summit, Summers Meadow and Twin lakes Bridgeport still have a lot of green but will be much better this weekend into next week. While most of these areas just met the 50% mark, you’ll still find sections and groves of peaking yellows and oranges that are ahead of the curve.

Past Peak: Sagehen Summit and the upper sections of Tioga Pass are now past peak but if you’re driving through these areas you still still find some sections and groves still hanging around. Sonora Pass, Upper Rock Creek and Upper Virginia Lakes still have some great color in the lower sections closer to US 395 but are past peak near the top of the roads.

Can’t wait for the Wednesday report? Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VisitEasternSierra and Instagram.com/MonoCountyTourism for daily pictures and fall color conditions before they are uploaded to this website.

Check weather & road conditions here.

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 10, 2018

New York Fall Color 10/10/18

New York Fall Foliage reports Week of October 1016, 2018

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 10, 2018

Prickly Cactus Species ‘Under Threat’

The BBC reports

The iconic cactus plant is veering into trouble say researchers.

The most serious problem is illegal smuggling.

Despite the international ban on uncontrolled trade in cacti, policing the smuggling faces many problems and semi-professional hunters continue to uproot plants to order, stealing from National Parks, Indian Reservations, but more significantly from the wild.

In southern Spain, the plants are being devastated by the cochineal beetle. But the picture there is mirrored across other regions of the world.

Read full story at Prickly cactus species ‘under threat’ – BBC News

Channel Islands News Release

Island Scrub-Jay Influences Native Oak Populations

Ventura, CA — On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Dr. Mario Pesendorfer from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will discuss his research on how the island scrub-jay’s practice of seed-hoarding plays a crucial role in the recovery of island oak habitat. (at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, in Ventura Harbor at 7:00 pm )

Island scrub-jays are the dominant seed dispersers of oaks on Santa Cruz Island, with individual birds hiding up to 6,500 seeds per year. Pesendorfer’s findings reveal the benefits of supporting their populations to help restore island oaks and similar habitats.

Pesendorfer’s research examines how the knowledge gained by studying island scrub-jay behavior can be used to help model research and restoration projects in oak and pine forests around the world. Jays and other corvids, once seen as nest predators and crop pests, play a critical role in the ecology of forests.

Pesendorfer is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. He studies behavioral and population ecology of birds and trees in temperate forests. Born and raised in Switzerland, he studied at the University of Vienna and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Pesendorfer has been conducting research on the Channel Islands for the last ten years.

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 9, 2018

California Fall Color Updates 10/9/18 – updated

Updated

California Fall Color’s new posts for today. Highlights include:

  • Pine Creek Canyon (7,400′) – Patchy (10-50%)
  • Dog Valley (6,700′) – Patchy (10-50)
  • LaPorte Rd – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!
  • Bear Valley, Nevada County (5,000′) – Patchy (10-50%)
  • Donner Lake (5,936′) – Patchy to Near Peak (10-75%) GO NOW!
  • Jenks Lake (6,739′) – Patchy (10-50%)
  • Oak Glen (4,734′) – Just Starting (0-10%)

See many photos and full detailed reports at California Fall Color

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 9, 2018

Fat Bear Week

Vox reports on the Alaska’s Katmai National Park’s competition to vote for the fattest bear

 The “fat bear week” competition in Alaska’s Katmai National Park, explained.

Read article at Fat Bear Week: vote for Katmai National Park’s fattest bear – Vox

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You can read about the security breach and shutdown at Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed – The New York Times

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 9, 2018

San Juan National Forest Fall Color 10/8/18

San Juan National Forest  reports on October 8, 2018

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:

Durango to Purgatory – 95-past%
Missionary Ridge – 95-past%
Molas Pass/Coal Bank – 95-past%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – 95-past%
Pagosa – 95%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 95-past%
Mancos/La Platas – 95-past%
Ouray to Telluride – 95-past%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
Hurry before the weather finishes them off.

Estimated Peak Viewing Period:
Mostly the weather finished off the leaf colors, but there are still a few good pockets to find.

Viewing Suggestions / Tips:
Search for the groves that remain.

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color:
Oak Brush holding on.  Aspens good and almost done..

For More Information on Fall Colors Please Contact:
San Juan Public Lands Center, Durango (970) 247-4874

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 9, 2018

New England Fall Foliage 10/9/18

Yankee Fall foliage’s map shows now shows peak color in much of Maine,  northern Vermont and northern New Hampshire. Check out the continuing updated map and reports at New England Fall Foliage.

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 9, 2018

What’s Behind the Worldwide Decline of Shorebirds?

Cornell’s “All About Birds” has an article describing the serious threat that the loss of habitat poses to shorebirds. Read article at  Losing Ground: What’s Behind the Worldwide Decline of Shorebirds?

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 8, 2018

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

My Christmas Cactus decided to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and not wait until Christmas to bloom.

Christmas Cactus/Schlumbergera truncata ‘Harmony”

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 8, 2018

California Fall Color Updates 10/8/18

California Fall Color has several new posts. Highlights include:

Carson Pass and Hope Valley 

  • Kirkwood (7,690′) – Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!
  • Caples Lake (7,800′) – Past Peak – YOU MISSED IT!
  • Woods Lake (8,200′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Red Lake Vista (8,400′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Red Lake (7,861′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Red Lake Creek Cabin – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Hope Valley (7,300′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Sorensen’s Resort (7,000′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!

Rocky Mountain National Park (7,800′) – Peak to Past Peak – GO NOW as YOU ALMOST MISSED IT! (note this is in Colorado)

North Lake (9,225′) – Peak to Past Peak – GO NOW as YOU ALMOST MISSED IT!

Mulholland Highway, Santa Monica Mountains NRA, Malibu – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!

See many photos and full detailed reports at California Fall Color

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