With yellowing rabbit brush and cooler morning temps the last few days its a sure sign that fall is just around the corner. Lasts years fall colors were nothing short of spectacular for the bishop Creek drainage area. One of the things that makes fall color in the eastern sierra so special is you never know how much color you’ll get or exactly when it will occur; makes it kind of magical. In this day and age of techno-gadgetry that allows precise prediction of sunrise/sunset times, angles, google earth and who knows what, it’s nice that there’s something left in this world that isn’t so predictable at least not with any certainty and not down to the minute!
With that said the bishop creek drainage area usually has a good showing of color by the end of september and generally moves north, at the higher elevations, as october arrives. It seems peak color didn’t occur last year until the second week of october for areas like June Lake and the Parker Bench area; if memory serves me.
Only time will tell just what kind of season this year will bring. As always I’m looking forward to the change.