Sierra’s Fall Colors

Aspens changing color at 9,000' in Tioga Pass near the east entrance to Yosemite National Park.

Aspens changing color at 9,000′ in Tioga Pass near the east entrance to Yosemite National Park.

Rock Creek both fills and drains Rock Creek Lake.

Rock Creek both fills and drains Rock Creek Lake.

Aspens and pines line Rock Creek Lake.

Aspens and pines line Rock Creek Lake.

The trail to Lake Dorothy. The best fall colors were over 9,000' elevation, but slowly creeping down the mountain.

The trail to Lake Dorothy. The best fall colors were over 9,000′ elevation, but slowly creeping down the mountain.

Looking west across Rock Creek Lake.

Looking west across Rock Creek Lake.

A beaver-dammed lake on Mill Creek. At only 8,000', trees were only beginning to change color.

A beaver-dammed lake on Mill Creek. At only 8,000′, trees were just beginning to change color.

Fall color-overload approaching the top end of Lundy Canyon.

Fall color overload, approaching the top end of Lundy Canyon.

Happy campers with their limit of fresh trout - they never did tell us what time dinner would be served.

Happy campers with their limit of fresh trout — they never did tell us what time dinner would be served.

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