Fall Color Report 4: Northern California Interior

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Fall color is at peak in much of interior northern California, especially in the 2,000 to 3,500 elevation terrain. Let’s glance at some places. Photos are from last weekend, October 22 and 23, 2016.

1. Lassen National Park

At Lassen, which is 5,600’+, we’re mostly past peak. Here’s a shot of Manzanita Lake:

2. Lake Britton

Color is near or at peak at Lake Britton:

3. MacArthur-Burney Falls State Park

Color is peak or a bit past peak (especially near the falls) at this park:

4. Hat Creek

Hat Creek is at peak:

5. Hatchet Mountain, Highway 299

Peak color in the Hatchet Mountain area:

6. Town of Shasta

This lower elevation town (just west of Redding) is pre-peak:

7. Trinity County, Highway 299

At or near peak along Highway 299 along Trinity River:

8. Siskiyou Lake

This lake, just outside of the town of Mount Shasta, is very close to peak: