Just got back from a weekend in the area
Virginia Lakes was almost at peak by the lakes, and spotty below, coming up from 395. Weird. Some spots lower were at peak, while a couple hundred yards away, some were still dark green. Several areas had slopes that had already been stripped by wind/cold
Convict was almost at peak, but the willows and such had not yet turned, only the aspen. Mostly golds, no oranges or reds to speak much of
McGee Creek Canyon was still lime green and dark green in the lower canyon, but up around the bend the colr was ablaze, with yellows oranges, and a few reds coming in. The slopes above were still yellow, but windblown already as well
North Lake was on fire, at peak, with the hill on the backside all orange. Not much wind damage to be seen
Sabrina has already passed peak around the lake, and the slopes near the dam have been stripped already. Coming up the canyon though, above Aspendell is blazing, but mixed with green. Again, odd mix. At and below Cardinal village is still largely green, as are the areas below, with only a few really nice clumps of yellow.
South Lake road is still green up until the waterfall, where it starts to turn. Up around weir pond and parchers it is almost peak.
I think this weekend (October 6/7) will be peak for most or many of these areas. They are changing fast, and there is a change in weather coming. Get up there soon or you might miss it! (and remember the film festival in Lone Pine and the big car show is this weekend, so rooms will be non-existent. Bring your tents (as if most of you wouldn't do that already!))http://www.californiafallcolor.com/
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