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Re: So when do you think?

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avatar So when do you think?
September 29, 2007 10:04PM
the colors in the Valley will be best in October? the second week? i bought a new camera and want to time it right for the fall colors.
Re: So when do you think?
October 03, 2007 09:46AM
I went at the end of October last year, and I think the colors were about at their peak for the valley.
http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yosemite_autumn
This year has been so different, weatherwise, that I'm not sure what will happen. The dry year may affect it by making it early, but it's also been really hot, which may affect it another way by delaying things.

I'm heading up a little earlier, around the 23rd, and have no idea what I'll find, but there are always photos, regardless.

One thing I learned was that a good storm can knock a lot of leaves off in a hurry, so beautiful fall colors one day can be mostly gone in a short time.

Good luck with your photo venture and new camera.





Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: So when do you think?
October 03, 2007 12:00PM
nice photos Gary!!! i plan on going the second week of Oct. i'll post a few photos from that trip.
Re: So when do you think?
October 03, 2007 10:16PM
Forrestranger, thanks for the comment. Hope you get some fall color, though there's always something in the valley if you look around at the right times. Usually, when I see a bunch of people taking photos, I figure they've got that one covered, and go the other direction, to see if I can find what they're missing 8^).





Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
Re: So when do you think?
October 03, 2007 02:07PM
I'll be there this weekend, and plan on taking tons of pics (I always do!). You can check my flickr site by WEdnesday next week.

-Laura





"Why do I climb? Quite simply because the mountains and I had to meet." -Colette Richard
Re: So when do you think?
October 03, 2007 03:41PM
I took this 10/20/06 and you could see the fall colors.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q320/lb01/100_0606-2.jpg

I'll be there Saturday and will take pictures.
Re: So when do you think?
October 04, 2007 03:56PM
Hi, David! I hope the colors are changing nicely back in O-Hi-O! I can't wait to get back to the Valley tomorrow!

-L





"Why do I climb? Quite simply because the mountains and I had to meet." -Colette Richard
Re: So when do you think?
October 09, 2007 02:57PM
Some color changing in the Valley this past weekend, mostly in the canyons above the floor. I tried to zoom in from the rim when I could. Hope it helps gauge the full turning for y'all.

Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosepics621/sets/72157602335503438/

-Laura





"Why do I climb? Quite simply because the mountains and I had to meet." -Colette Richard
Re: So when do you think?
October 11, 2007 11:40AM
Got this article in my e-mail today, which offers an 'eastern' perspective (and, yes, it's on topic).

http://travel.latimes.com/articles/sns-trvmain1-wk3?single_page=y

Enjoy.

-L



Post Edited (10-11-07 15:10)



"Why do I climb? Quite simply because the mountains and I had to meet." -Colette Richard
avatar Re: So when do you think?
October 11, 2007 11:56AM
Laura,

If you put a "<" directly in front of your URL and a ">" directly at the end of your URL it will be hot. Don't include the quotes though.

Nice article. Thanks for posting it.



Post Edited (10-11-07 14:07)



Old Dude
avatar Re: So when do you think?
October 13, 2007 07:54PM
As of 10/13: Some of the Oak trees are in full fall color, but most of them have just started. There is a little red (dogwood?), but not much. Ferns are yellow.

There are several deciduous trees with long slender leaves (sorry, don't know the species). These have turned brilliant yellow. One is in the meadow across from Yosemite Lodge that is perfect for framing against Half Dome.

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