I started the day in the early afternoon, heading first to June Lake, but I figured there would also be time to head out to Convict Lake as well. It was a good afternoon!
I love the June Lake Loop Drive (Highway 158). The best color depends on finding the best week to go exploring. My first drive on this scenic byway, the leaves were long gone, but even barren aspen trees are pretty. Last year was a pretty good year. This year, I visited in the second week of October. Some pretty fall colors were out there, waiting to be appreciated!
I do love aspens!
Views of Grant Lake
Heading back to the hotel, I took a short drive out to Convict Lake. I had not driven this road before. Since it was just a short jaunt to the lake, I wandered on down the lane. It’s an area that is worthy of more time and attention.
This inquisitive little guy stopped to say hello.
I’ve never really enjoyed fishing, but this does look like a great way to spend an afternoon.
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.