Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 31, 2012

Inyo National Forest Fall Color Report 10/31/12

Inyo National Forest  has a new fall color update for 10/31/12

A lack of windy conditions has extended fall foliage displays into late October in Inyo and Mono counties.  Although nice weather is forecast for the weekend, the next two days are expected to be windy.  Gusty winds knock down the dried leaves, reducing the color displays.  In general, aspen groves and willows, around 6,500 feet to 7,000 feet, are still producing displays.  Trees above 7,500 feet have lost most of their leaves.  Due to a dry spring and summer, peak shows are relatively short in duration 5 to 7 days.

The June Lake Loop west on SR 158, as of Wednesday 10/31, continues to be an excellent show of fall colors.  This loop of the “California’s Alps” is beautiful year round, but especially stunning in the fall.  Contact the June Lake Loop Chamber of Commerce at 1-760-914-0604 for updated information for the weekend.Lower Rock Creek and lower Bishop Creek have pockets of color.  Cottonwood and willow trees in the Owens Valley, near Bishop, are producing a mixed color scheme that contrasts with the Sierra Nevada back drop.


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