Aspens Gone Wild! Fall Color in the Eastern Sierra

from Wildlife Promise

0 10/19/2011 // By Beth Pratt

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,” observed Albert Camus. Growing up in New England, my autumns were full of multi-colored bouquets of maples and oaks, but the fiery yellow blossoms of the aspens on the Eastern Sierra offer a golden shower of sunshine. Yesterday I drove up route 395 in California and was just mesmerized by the stunning fall foliage. From the hillsides below Mt Whitney in Bishop, to Aspen Springs, Crowley Lake, June Lakes and Lee Vining Canyon, the vibrant flowers of fall filled my entire drive.

I share some photos from my drive below. For more of the photos of the fall color, visit the National Wildlife Federation’s California Facebook page.

Aspens decorating the hillside in Aspen Springs (photo by Beth Pratt)

A parade of aspens on the June Lake Loop near Silver Lake (photo by Beth Pratt)

Fall color blooming around Crowley Lake (photo by Beth Pratt)

Fall at June Lake (photo by Beth Pratt)

Aspen Springs from 395 (photo by Beth Pratt)