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


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