Yes, I did a daytrip to the Eastern sierra, and going again next week! Many leaves for many weeks!
You really have to come out here sometime in the fall. Maybe when you retire. it's an amazing place. I'll be posting some more from the trip so you can see.
(oh, and don't bother with the guy in the pink truck. I hear he has a GPS and still gets lost! And I only live about 65 miles away!)