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SIERRA FALL COLOR

From mid-September through early October the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada range provide a spectacular display of fall color.  Aspens account for most of it, and the colors are predominately yellow and orange.  One of the best displays nearly every year can be found along the three forks of Bishop Creek.   The photograph just below was taken along the Middle Fork, which flows out of Lake Sabrina.  Just north of this point, the Bishop Creek's North Fork flows down from North Lake.  It begins at the Piute Pass where the trail crosses the crest and enters the Humphreys Basin.  Finally, the South Fork begins at Dusy Pass and flows through a chain of lakes and into South Lake. 

 

BISHOP CREEK Below LAKE SABRINA  (At Aspendell)

 

 

Bishop Creek

View West from the Lake Sabrina Dam

 

 

South Lake

 

 

"Buttermilk Country" Just North of Bishop

Convict Lake

 

 

McGee Creek

 

 

View from Bridge below Lake Sabrina

View South from Bridge over the South Fork of Bishop Creek

 

 

Row of Poplars at a Power Station along Bishop Creek  11/59

 

 

Snowcreek Meadow along Mammoth Creek, with Mammoth Mountain in the Distance

 

 

Aspens Along Old Mammoth Road  10/79

Fall Color at North Lake