Fall colors are emerging in the Mono BasinSeptember 16th, 2014 by Mono Lake Committee Staff
This post was written by Erica Stephens, 2014 Mono Lake Intern.
Quaking Aspens between Grant Lake Reservoir and Silver Lake along the June Lake Loop are rapidly changing their leaves from a dark green to yellow color. These trees regularly grow in dense, unbroken stands, creating a stunning golden vista when their leaves fully change color in the fall. If you are headed to the Eastern Sierra, make sure to do this driving loop to see these beautiful seasonal changes.
Lee Vining Canyon, Lundy Canyon, Conway Summit, and Virginia Lakes are just beginning to change. The Parker Bench, visible below Mt. Wood west of Highway 395, has a mixture of green, yellow, and even a little bit of orange already.
Check back for next week’s update on fall color in the Mono Basin, and check out the California fall color website for updates from all over the state, including the Bishop area.