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Eastern Sierra Nevada: Autumn Colors of June Lake

$100.00 $60.00

Friday, October 6th-8th 2017

Come venture with us into the Great Eastern Sierra Nevada to experience and capture the beautiful colors of the Autumn season. With all the trails and lakes that surround this beautiful area, you will not go home empty handed. This venture has a current schedule available, check here for more details…

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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.

Available Seats:

  • There is a maximum occupancy of 20 people for this Venture.
About the terrain:
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.


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Meet up location:

We will be meeting up at the Whoa Nelly Deli in Lee Vining, CA on Friday, October 6th at 6:00pm for a group check in, dinner, and a brief orientation/ meet and greet. Please be on time, we will be covering our agenda for the following morning at June Lake. We will be going over the venture details in full when you arrive at the restaurant.

Equipment (required):

  • Camera and lens assortments from 14mm up to 200mm.
  • Plenty of “charged” batteries for your camera.
  • Tripod, remote release, lens cloth, and plenty of memory cards.
  • Headlamp, flashlight or both.
  • Day-pack with plenty of snacks and extras.
  • A small lunch for our mid day break.
  • WATER!, bring enough, Hydration is number one!

Recommended (optional):

  • Lip balm, sunglasses, and bug repellent depending on the season.
  • A hat, gloves and a light/medium jacket depending on the weather.
  • Boots, sneakers or any shoes with a good gripping tread.( Ankle support is ideal)
  • Filters such as circular polarized and graduated filters are great!
  • A back up camera or point and shoot just in case.

If you have any questions about this venture please visit the contact page on the site or email us at stpworkshop@gmail.com

*By purchasing or registering for this venture, you agree to the Shoot The Planet Terms and Conditions. Our refund and cancelation policy can also be found here. Participants must be 18 years of age to attend courses and events. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.