Quaking Aspens between Grant Lake Reservior 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.
As the evening wind whips through the Mono Basin it is becoming noticeably colder now. The summer season is coming to a close and this change brings beautiful new fall colors, migratory birds, and plants.
Animals are preparing for the winter ahead and can be seen gathering nesting materials and food supplies.
The birds of the Mono Basin are feeling and responding to seasonal changes as well. Spring and summer birds have raised their chicks and parents and fledglings alike have left for (more…)
Tioga Lake, located along Highway 120 west near the east entrance to Yosemite, will be drained one month earlier this year for necessary maintenance.
In compliance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Inyo National Forest conditions, Southern California Edison (SCE) began draining the lake on Tuesday in order to install a geomembrane liner on the main and auxiliary Tioga Lake dams.
It is expected to take two to three weeks to drain the lake and while there will still be some water in the lake, recreation will be limited.
If you are planning a fishing trip to the Lee Vining Creek diversion pond this fall, there will be some construction activity impacting your experience.
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (DWP) is going to be working on the Lee Vining Creek facility in September because it discovered it can’t lower the spill gate all the way because sediment has accumulated underneath it. DWP has to put in a (more…)