California Fall Color has a new Eastern Sierra fall color report for Virginia Lakes and Conway Summit: Virginia Lakes and Conway Summit – Go Now!.
75 – 100% – Virginia Lakes 9,770′ – Carolyn Webb of the Virginia Lakes Resort reports that wind a couple of days ago ”blew about 15% of the trees free of color, but it was not a huge loss. We are in 75% yellow at the lakes, and should be total yellow in a couple more days.”
50 – 75% – Conway Summit 8.143′ – Carolyn continues that Conway Summit US 395 “is a huge mix of yellow, lime and a few going into rust, but it is not near it’s peak yet. Normal peak for Conway is around October 4 to 7th depending on the night temperatures. We have not had a second burn of the leaves so should another wind storm show up it should not affect too much as they have to be in full yellow with spots to drop.” Expect peak at Conway, next week. Weather conditions permitting, Virginia Lakes will likely still have color, though it will be close to past peak.