Fall Foliage, Rock Creek, California

Each year, for our anniversary, my husband and I celebrate with a little trip to Yosemite and/or the Eastern Sierras.  One of the things we hope to see each year is the fall foliage.  Sometimes we’re lucky, sometimes we’re not.  This year, the display was stunning!  Late last week, the colors were amazing up and down US Route 395 in Mono County.

Photos were taken on Rock Creek Road on Friday, October 5th, 2012.

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  1. I think I’ve seen that Mountain. Is it off US 395, southeaster Sierras? My Daughter and I named it “cookies & cream” mountain. I wouldn’t mind knowing its real name.

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Yes, that’s where it is, but I have no idea what it’s named. Cookies & Cream is fitting, though!

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  2. Iamrcc says:

    Thank you for the like of my Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry post.

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      You’re welcome. 🙂

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  3. Iamrcc says:

    Love the photos. Thank you for visiting and liking my Weekly Photo Challenge post “Foreign”.

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Thanks! I enjoyed your “foreign” post. I’m struggling with what to photograph, as I like to actually take the photos during the week of the challenge. Fun!

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  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the like. Nice pictures!

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Thank you! And thanks for visiting. 🙂

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  5. fgassette says:

    BEAUTIFUL. My favorite time of the year. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  6. Alex Jones says:

    Autumn colours make for wonderful photos.

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      It’s a lovely time of year. 🙂

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  7. cristinasandru says:

    Wonderful photos and great post! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs from Romania,
    Cristina

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Thank you, Cristina. 🙂

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  8. godmadeknown says:

    Oh my gosh! Before moving to Hawaii last year, we used to camp at Rock Creek every October. Our boys just love it there. The Eastern Sierras is one of the greatest playgrounds on earth!

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      There was a campground there that was absolutely surrounded by yellow and orange leaves. It was shockingly beautiful!

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  9. LuAnn says:

    Great photos! We love the Eastern Sierras. 🙂

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Thank you! 🙂

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  10. Planting Potatoes says:

    great photos….do you ever get to visit the area during winter?

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Yes, I have been in winter, and it’s gorgeous, but we prefer the warmer months. I’m not much of a snow person… 🙂

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      1. Planting Potatoes says:

        oh man…..I need the snow! 🙂

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  11. oxherder says:

    I love the photo of the yellow leaved trees.. they seem very cozy for some reason!

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      I agree that there’s something about the yellow-leaved trees. We passed a few ranch houses that were completely surrounded with them, and it was so beautiful.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous!!! …My favorite time of year with an incredible backdrop! Thanks for sharing your lovely trip! 🙂

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      My pleasure!

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  13. Happy Anniversary! Stunning colours and views! Sharon

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  14. Rock Creek is where we stayed! We had a great little cabin. I fell in love with this region and couldn’t believe I’d lived in Southern California my whole life and we’d never previously explored this area. We followed parts of the John Muir trail and I can’t wait to go back! It’s been really fun to experience the area again with you. 🙂

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Soooo many of our favorite hikes are in that area! Glad you discovered it… we head over there (different spots in the region) as often as we can?

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  15. Andrew says:

    I love the eastern Sierra – thanks for the pictures.

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      The mountains over there are our favorites! The photos my husband took (on a borrowed higher quality camera) came out MUCH better! Maybe I’ll post those later in the week… they capture the colors better… 🙂

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