After we spent the night in Bishop, we woke up the next morning feeling that we would be foolish not to drive north back to the June Lake Loop and check out the fall color there. It's not often we even get near this kind of beautiful color, so we figured we could drive north for an hour, spend an hour or two photographing, then head back to Bishop, and on to San Diego. I'm so happy we did since the color was wonderful, but this certainly did turn into a marathon day.
We found this flag standing tall among the aspens in the very first turn off we took along the loop...loved how bright everything looked.
As you can see, there was plenty of color along the loop, which actually provides glimpses of June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake, and Grant Lake. However, our favorite scene of the morning was the fishermen patiently waiting in their little boats, seemingly oblivious to the seasonal golds and yellows surrounding them.
As usual, we spent more time here than we planned, then drove the hour back to Bishop where we stopped for lunch at Schat's Bakery (cookies too). By the time we were ready to actually head home, it was nearly 3:30. So, we headed south, through some of the most boring countryside I've ever seen, and finally arrived home a little after 9 pm. A long day, but well worth it.