Believe it!

No, it’s not quite as brilliant as any foliage you’ll find in New England, but parts of California do have a distinct change in color once autumn rolls around. If you’re willing to make a drive to the Eastern Sierras, you can actually get in some near-peak foliage viewing.

The site California Color shines the spotlight on Mono County, which is the hotspot for California foliage right now. A recent post lists the color levels on several high country hikes, along with descriptions on what you’ll see along the way.

For a more detailed look at the Eastern Sierra, you can also get a free Fall Color Guide for Mono County in PDF form on the County’s web site.

via LA Times blog

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John Poimiroo Nov 8, 2010 14:11

We just reported the fall color peaking in Julian, east of San Diego. Any other reports from Southern California are welcomed.

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California Fall Color » Blog Archive » Early Storm Knocks Color Down the Canyons Oct 5, 2009 11:10

[...] Gabriel Mountains – Raphael reports on Modern Hiker that he found beautiful displays of big leaf maple along riparian areas of the San Gabriel [...]

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Raphael Oct 5, 2009 10:10

I saw some spectacular fall foliage in Cooper Canyon in the San Gabriels. The bigleaf mapes in the riparian areas provide quite a bit of color in spots.

Of course, that area is still closed. Not sure if it burned.

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John Poimiroo Oct 3, 2009 08:10

Thanks for mentioning www.californiafallcolor.com. We linked to Modern Hiker and would love hearing from Southern California hikers as to where the color is showing in the southland.

If you report fall color, please include: 1) Percentage of color change, 2) Location of color change, 3) Types of foliage turning color (native plants are best), 4) your name, and 5) include a picture if possible.

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Kolby Oct 2, 2009 16:10

Found it!
http://www.monocounty.org/docs/FallColorGuide.pdf

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Kolby Oct 2, 2009 16:10

Sweet! I'm going camping with friends at June Lake next weekend. Perfect timing, Casey! Although I don't see where the PDFs are. Maybe they e-mail it after filling out the form...

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