June Lake Loop

It’s Fall Color Time in the Eastern Sierras!

We just got back from the Eastern Sierras and the Fall Colors are out in full.  You probably only have a few days left to enjoy one of California’s most popular photography events.

Charley on Aspen Road
Charley reflects the yellow aspen trees.

We began our journey by loading up Charley, our Roadtrek camper van, and heading over Yosemite’s Tioga Pass.  The pass tops out at 11,000 ft., but it’s a good road, and they’ve kept the really steep parts to a minimum.  The only problem with traveling through the Yosemite high county is how much will power you’ll need to avoid stopping at every turnout.  There are vistas that will simply stun your eyeballs with their size and grandeur, and then there are those lush Tuolumne meadows that might just beckon you to spend an afternoon lazily wondering about, or enjoying a secluded picnic.  But fall happens but once a year, so try to keep your eyes on the road and your mission in mind.  I know it’s tough, but nobody ever said photography was easy!

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Travels with Charley – The Eastern Sierras and Fall Color

This past weekend, Rochelle and I travelled over the Tioga Pass in Yosemite to visit the Eastern Sierras. SONY DSC We try to do this at least once a year, as the Eastern side of the Sierras offers much more in the way of Fall Colors than over here in the Western Foothills.  This time, we explored the June Lake Loop, just south of Lee Vining off of highway 395.

The June Lake Loop is 16 miles of the most beautiful Aspen Groves I’ve ever seen.  The groves are on the hillsides, along streams in the canyons and they surround the various little lakes along the road.  There are numerous places to pull over (our RT Agile had no problems with the turnouts) and enjoy the view.  Continue reading