Lundy Canyon below the reservoir. A late fall trip with our dog Molly over to the east side of Sierra Nevada. Just north of Lee Vining and Mono Lake a canyon to the west that has been developed by Southern California Edison and L.A. Water and Power to bring water to the Los Angeles Basin. Even though the canyon has been developed there are still lots of places to recreate. At the end of the canyon there is a strenuous hike to Lundy Falls, beaver ponds, fishing, and autumn color. The day we were here it was bright and sunny with a slight chill in the air, sweatshirts and long pants the dress of the day. The autumn color was generally past its prime when we were there, but there were pockets of perfect color still around - you had to look for them. It helps to have a 4WD vehicle to get off the main roads to explore.
A really inviting forest track, a beautiful photo - and a wonderful combination of picture and note! Walking there surrounded by these "golden" trees must be pure joy.
I like the pattern of shadows and sunny parts on the track.
Greetings from very autumnal Germany - with first snow yesterday!
There are so much more to the Eastern Sierra than we can ever have time to discover, maybe next time we go up that way, we should do more research. We tend to go to the few spots that we like. This is very lovely spots especially with the fall colors. I guess the sunny day with chill make the leave turn gold and the clear air certainly allow the sun to brighten up the color even more...and yes, it seem like a place best explore by a 4WD vehicle.
I do love the way the path invites one to to travel down through the tunnel of gold. Together with the the patterns of light and shadow, the image feels three dimensional. am so sorry I missed seeing this in a timely fashion. HLJ x3, Pat