This year, in the second week in October, I started my trip to the Bishop area to appreciate the lovely show of fall colors evident in Nature. When to visit is always a bit of a crap shoot, but others had been posting wonderful photos, so I headed out a bit earlier than past years. I also planned to visit some other canyon drives rather than just checking out the June Lake Loop Drive.
My first stop this year was a short one wandering a bit into Big Pine Canyon. It was already late afternoon when I started. I was tired and still needed to secure a hotel, so this was a quick trip. I basically stayed on Glacier Lodge Road and did not even go all the way to the Lodge. Short, but pretty drive!
GREAT RESOURCE: As I planned this year’s trip, I stumbled onto California’s Eastern Sierra Fall Color Map (Inyo & Mono Counties). It highlights 22 scenic spots where fall color is likely to be found. I visited some new spots this year, but have more places to see in future years.