Up in the Sierra Nevada mountains is the town of Mammoth Lakes. In the autumn and fall season, the leaves turn a vibrant yellow. It’s a sight unlike any other. If you’re the hiking type, Mammoth Lakes is the home to Devils Postpile National Monument, a formation of basalt columns surrounded by greenery. There’s also the Rainbow Falls along the nearby San Joaquin River. These places are beautiful all year-round. But when the leaves begin to change, it’s like a whimsical dream of imagery.
Avenue of the Giants
Drive up north to witness this magnificent sight. The Avenue of the Giants is a scenic highway that runs through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It’s amazing to see all the mighty redwoods along this highway change color.
Fall in Plumas County creates a bouquet of leafy colors. The best news is that because Plumas County’s elevation is lower compared to the rest of the northern Sierra, the autumn colors tend to last longer. What a feast for the eyes.
Sugarloaf Ridge Park
This is a picture I took at Sugar Loaf Falls which is now engulfed in flames. The destruction that these fires have caused is mind boggling. I do believe in life that things happen for a reason, I am struggling to figure out the reason but seeing a community come together and help a neighbor that has lost everything may be that reason. We live in a trying time where a lot of people do not believe the same political beliefs but the one thing we do have in common is compassion for your neighbor I believe maybe this is the reason. Stay safe out there Sonoma County Neighbor’s and family we will get through this and thanks to all of the fire fighters from around the world helping us. @onlyinnortherncalifornia @landscapephotomag @northerncalifornia @visitnapavalley @visitsonomacounty @sonomacounty @sonoma_valley @sonomamag #savesonoma #savesonomacounty @usinterior
The vineyards in Napa Valley have one of the longest peaks in the region. Head to Napa Valley in the fall months and you’re sure to catch some of the most breathtaking foliage. Even the grapevines change with the season, transforming into the warmest of color palettes. Snagging a glass of wine from one of the many wineries and watching the changing colors makes for an amazing afternoon.
Bishop Creek Canyon
Bishop Creek Canyon is a beautifully rugged mountain range that floods with color when the seasons change. The varying elevations of the area create an assortment of color palettes that are absolutely gorgeous and warming.
Fall really hits in Hope Valley as early as mid-September. The dense forests here create what has been called a near psychedelic display of mesmerizing fall colors. It doesn’t matter if you go to the western side of Hope Valley or the east, each sight will feel more beautiful than the last. Nearby is South Lake Tahoe, which lends itself to an even more stunning setting as fall makes its debut.