Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 6, 2012

Hope Valley Fall Color 10/5/12

Calphoto Fall Color in California has the following fall foliage report for Hope Valley:

  • Woods Lake Road – everything you need to see is within the first 1/4 mile, mostly around the old cow corrals
  • Carson Pass/Red Lake heading east – 10-15%, lots of green occasional stands of yellow Iconic cabin – 10-15%, barely any color, but in case you’re wondering, cabin is for sale! Area around the 2nd unmarked, unused Emigrant Road, midway between Blue Lakes and 89 Junction – 50%, yellows
  • Hope Valley pre-campground northside at the corrals couple of heavy machinery parked nearby right now, easy to spot – 50%, good variation of color, walk across the meadow to the trees, everyone else does.
  • Hope Valley campground northside – 25-30%, 2 specific stands that require driving into the campground – 1st stand yellow, green, 2nd stand yellow, green, some orange
  • Sorensens – 50-60% yellows
  • Sorensens Fire Trail – 75%, yellows, some trees past peak, not worth walking beyond the stream 4th turn? West Fork Carson River, heading downhill – 10-15% scattered throughout
  • Along Hwy 89 to Tahoe Luther Pass – 20%, all along the road Christmas Valley – 10-15%, interspersed among homes

See all reports at Fall Color in California


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