Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 17, 2017

California Fall Color Reports 10/17/17

California Fall Color has new reports:

SOCAL: Now that days and nights are colder, the only thing sliding down the waterslide at Lake Gregory are fallen black oak leaves, Micayla Anderson reports.
Southern California’s mountain forests are now shedding their leaves as they evolve from Near Peak to Peak.
In the San Bernardino Mountains, Lake Gregory in Crestline is nearing peak with black oak and exotic maples showing orange, yellow and red.
Black oak, dogwood and Fremont cottonwood at Mt. Palomar in San Diego County are showing near peak orange, rose and gold.
Lake Gregory (4,554′) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!
Mt. Palomar (6,138′) -Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!
See photos at SoCal: Lake Gregory and Mt. Palomar Near Peak

EASTERN SIERRA: Mono County was peaking gloriously this past weekend, while areas above 8,500′ in the eastern Sierra Nevada, including most of Bishop Creek Canyon had peaked.
Color spotters found beauty at McGee Creek, Lundy Lake, the June Lake Loop and Convict Lake.
The Sabrina fork of Bishop Creek. There is peak beauty still there to be seen, but it is fading quickly.
Bishop Creek Canyon – Past Peak – You Missed It.
McGee Creek Canyon – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
Convict Lake – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
June Lake Loop – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
Lundy Canyon – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!

BEAR RIVER: There’s a riot of color to be seen along the Bear River in Nevada County, CA-20 and I-80  “multiple color spots along the route.”
one of his favorite stops is “the headwaters of Bear River which is located on Bowman Lake road just after you pass through Bear Valley headed eastbound on CA-20. This whole area is a riot of color now with bigleaf maple,  dogwood, and a few aspen at peak.”Nevada City is also looking good with maple providing crimson and yellow highlights.
Nevada City (2,477′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW! – Peaking from Nevada City to the headwaters of the Bear River, along CA-20.
See photos at  A Riot Along the Bear River


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