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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:35 pm

And I'm officially back to work so I won't get to wander quite so much... :(

Although some color contrast w/ new snow would be loverly!
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby ROL » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:30 pm

MooseTracks wrote:Headed north yesterday on my way to Carson City. June Lake loop is still all green, as is Lundy Canyon. So I explored the good dirt road that connects Virginia Lakes Rd and Green Creek Rd just south of Bridgeport...


I would second the Dunderberg Mt. belt road (Humbolt-Toiyabe). I drove it last July for the first time and plan to explore it further in the next few weeks. There is a ridge spur road to the east, separating Bridgeport from Mono, where I spent an impromtu evening watching the moon dart between heavy cumulonimbus in a lightning filled sky. Truly a top of the world feeling.

By the way, easily accessible Eastern Sierra fall color, below 10K, usually peaks during the last half of October, depending on elevation. Not that I actually shoot much of it, in color. :wink:

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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Princess Buttercup » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:43 am

ROL, gorgeous composition! You've inspired me to try some B+W this weekend, despite the color!
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby ROL » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:47 pm

The Chief wrote:Yesterday and this morning above 10K in the Crabtree Basin behind (westside of Whitney) during my 34.8 mile in/out (in less than 33 hours) resupply for Peninsula ...


Resupply?!?

Food? Film? Dancing girls?

How much do you charge for this service?
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Greg Enright » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:17 am

Trees are looking pretty grim in McGee Canyon after the snowstorm froze most of the cottonwood leaves. There is stiil some color to see, but the show will be far below normal. The aspen groves near the top of Conway Summit were hit hard also.

Hopefully the June Lake Loop and Lundy Canyon still have some WOW left when it's time to turn. I haven't been by there to take a look.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby peninsula » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:36 pm

Sierra fall color was mostly a dud for my efforts. I did get one image near Convict Lake, but for the most part, there was as much or more green in the leaves as there was yellow, and much of what yellow there was had begun turning black.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Princess Buttercup » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:34 pm

Still a great shot, peninsula!! :)
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby dskoon » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:45 pm

MooseTracks wrote:Still a great shot, peninsula!! :)


Yes! Beautiful.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby The Chief » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:50 pm

Greg... you made it to Convict!!

Sorry that your first trip to these areas wasn't as spectacular as they would normally be.

BTW, the Boss took some folks on an attempt of the MR over the weekend, No go! Too much snow above 10k. 1 to 3 feet in areas and it got deeper as they ascended to UBSL so they turned around. Just wanted to let you know that it was a good thing that you did the same when you did.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:45 am

KathyW wrote:Any leaf peeping going on yet? Photos and reports will be appreciated. I hope to get out and see some of the color, so reports will help with the trip planning. I'm also interested in Nevada and Utah; so I guess I'll go post over there too.

Not in autumn but very near:
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby peninsula » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:53 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:Not in autumn but very near:


Beautiful Diego, very soothing.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby peninsula » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:58 am

The Chief wrote:Greg... you made it to Convict!!

Sorry that your first trip to these areas wasn't as spectacular as they would normally be.

BTW, the Boss took some folks on an attempt of the MR over the weekend, No go! Too much snow above 10k. 1 to 3 feet in areas and it got deeper as they ascended to UBSL so they turned around. Just wanted to let you know that it was a good thing that you did the same when you did.


Hey Rick,

Yes, I did make it to Convict, I went Thursday AM thinking the weather would have begun clearing by late morning, but it was still snowing heavily at times and getting even colder into the early afternoon. Walked around the lake while visiting the area. It is a beautiful place. Thanks for sending me that way, it was a good call on your part.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby ROL » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:13 am

A story for all you pixel peeping, fall foliage fanatics:

One upon an autumnal night a biiiiig, cooold, storm came along. Brrrr...

Oh, how the aspens did quake!

Their leaves suffered bravely but did freeze,
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They became brown and black with frostbite,
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Though a few survived,
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Naked were others as they were changing out of their fall finery,
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But take heart brave little soul, color still exists even without the yesterday's beloved aspens,
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Now go the %*#@ to sleep!


(For the adults, and god do I hope there aren't any around here, large color displays in the Eastern Sierra above 9K limited or gone, below still possible by the end of October, all images Oct. 8 & 9, 2011),
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:29 am

Stuff is just starting to turn down here in B-town, so there's plenty of color left to be had! I found this shot from here in town, my first fall here (October, 2008):

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So there's potential for some gorgeous contrast, especially with the bright yellow rabbitbrush, the cottonwoods, and the mountains in the not-so-far distance!
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby peninsula » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:10 am

MooseTracks wrote: I found this shot from here in town, my first fall here (October, 2008):


Brilliant! Wow, very colorful. Vibrant
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