This venture is a three day excursion to the beautiful Eastern Sierra Nevada where we will spend a day hiking around the June Lake area and other nearby places. Our focus will be on the beautiful Autumn colors of the Aspen tree population as they produce what some locals refer to as the “Aspen Goldrush”. The best gear for this will be a wide angle lens (24mm or wider) and a sturdy tripod if you wish to bracket your shots. A telephoto lens can also deliver some great depth of field imagery so if you have one available, bring it as well. We highly recommend you bring a circular polarized filter as it will take an already colorful scene and make it that much more vibrant.
- There is a maximum occupancy of 20 people for this Venture.
The June Lake regions sits at roughly 7,654 ft (2,333 m) and is home to 4 beautiful lakes. During the Autumn season, particularly around early October, the vast population of Aspen that grow among the pines begin to reveal their vibrant hues of yellow, orange, and even red. There are many trails that run through June Lake and some can be on the rough side or uneven so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have some ankle support and preferably hiking boots with decent grip. Wildlife can be seen on occasion including mule deer which are more common and if you are lucky, you may get to see a black bear which is a rare experience as they are very skittish around people. Mosquitoes are practically absent due to the colder weather and time of year, but it is still good to have a repellent on you just in case.
During this time of year, the daily temperatures can get rather cool. In regards to temperature, The historical average for this area at this time of year has been roughly 63 ºF (17 ºC) during the day and 31 ºF (-0.5 ºC)at night.