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Fall Colors 2011?

Postby KathyW » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:32 pm

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.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Greg Enright » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:17 am

There is a little color in the drier areas if Rock Creek Canyon, but a couple of weeks away from full color. Same for Crowley. The Sweetwater Mountains and Sonora Pass have a few groves that just started turning a couple of days ago, nothing big though. I think all the moisture in the soil has extended the growing season for the aspens.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby lcarreau » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:27 am

We don't have any colors in Arizona, yet !

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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Clark_Griswold » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:39 am

Oh, not true, The alpine plants are red and orange on the Peaks, the aspen in the upper reaches of the Inner Basin are turning, and the aspen on Elden are beginning to turn.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby fedak » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:41 am

The aspens between Ebbets Pass and Markleeville are just barely starting to turn.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby lcarreau » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:18 am

Lionel wrote:Oh, not true, The alpine plants are red and orange on the Peaks, the aspen in the upper reaches of the Inner Basin are turning, and the aspen on Elden are beginning to turn.


Think we posted this on the WRONG thread. Is the Lockett Meadows road open yet ???
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby KathyW » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:30 pm

It sounds like the colors will be a little later than typical this year - that works for me because I won't be able to hit the road to do a fall colors tour until October 6thor 7th. I might start in the Eastern Sierra, work my way through Nevada, and then wander over to Southeast Utah before heading back to SoCal.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby lcarreau » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:29 am

KathyW wrote:It sounds like the colors will be a little later than typical this year - that works for me because I won't be able to hit the road to do a fall colors tour until October 6thor 7th. I might start in the Eastern Sierra, work my way through Nevada, and then wander over to Southeast Utah before heading back to SoCal.


Geez Kathy !

Must be nice to be retired !!!

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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby The Chief » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:43 am

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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby KathyW » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:02 am

lcarreau wrote:
KathyW wrote:It sounds like the colors will be a little later than typical this year - that works for me because I won't be able to hit the road to do a fall colors tour until October 6thor 7th. I might start in the Eastern Sierra, work my way through Nevada, and then wander over to Southeast Utah before heading back to SoCal.


Geez Kathy !

Must be nice to be retired !!!

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I'm getting close, but I'm not retired yet. Sometimes I work lots of hours and other times I can take time off and go play - it just depends on how much work I have in front of me. My road trips are typically short - around a week long because that's about as long as I can take living in the back of my truck at one time.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby butitsadryheat » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:33 am

KathyW wrote:It sounds like the colors will be a little later than typical this year - that works for me because I won't be able to hit the road to do a fall colors tour until October 6thor 7th. I might start in the Eastern Sierra, work my way through Nevada, and then wander over to Southeast Utah before heading back to SoCal.



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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby The Chief » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:40 pm

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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Tanngrisnir3 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:28 pm

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.


Here you go, fresh from the east side (please note this is not my page, these are no my photos)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierra_imp ... 179851678/
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:46 am

Sick leave sucks, but I decided to do a little rehab by working the clutch on the truck o' fun this afternoon. Just little pieces here and there, so mostly close-ups, but I found at least one flash of solid color. Others might be a little more hiking, but I'm not allowed until I see the doc for follow-up on Monday...

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And the leaves weren't the only things with flashes of color:

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And back to flora...

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Rest of the set is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosepics6 ... 186953017/

Enjoy, all!!

-L 8)
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Gafoto » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:01 am

The colors on Muir weren't bad last week.
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