After such a successful 2014 season, we are almost booked for 2015.
Fall color is early and big up Bishop Creek Canyon, with an exceptional display of orange and red appearing. We spoke with color spotter Jared Smith of the Parcher’s Resort, today, who said “I can’t recall a year when the fall color peaked this early.” His latest report (following) and photos tell it all. Note the number of fly fishermen and women either floating or standing in various streams (look closely). What incredibly beautiful places to go fishing!
GO NOW! – 75 – 100% – Overall Conditions above 8,500 ft – Things are progressing quickly in the higher reaches of the Bishop Creek Canyon. There is still a lot of green along the road and in most of the parking areas however the canyon walls are really exploding with color. We typically see a lot of yellow, but this year it seems there is more brilliant orange and red than usual. It’s hard to say how long the higher color will stay but if the weather stays good, these areas will still around for a bit. This is the earliest we can remember the color being this far along this early. Many areas are still well below 75% but the majority of the higher canyon walls are at least 75%.
15 – 30% – Overall Conditions below 8,500 ft – The vast majority of aspen below 8,500 ft are still mostly green, though a lot of lime green is showing with some pockets of yellow, especially on the So. Fork Bishop Creek above Bishop Creek Lodge.
Reference: California’s Fall Color Guide: http://www.californiafallcolor.com/tag/bishop-creek-canyon/