There’s a famous Jack London quote that I heard Leslie Knope obsess over from Parks and Rec:
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
That’s pretty much what autumn is in Los Angeles. Don’t hold your breath waiting for it. I took a spontaneous trip with my pup and brother-in-law, Patrick, to one of the best places, if not the best in the nation to see the leaves turn: the Eastern Sierra.
There are countless lakes, creeks, peaks and trails to trek in the Sierra, so based on the California Fall Color guide, I chose North Lake, Convict Lake and the humble town of Aspendell.
The pet friendly motel in Bishop was a godsend. The easy drive up the 395 highway was relaxing. Each small town along the highway was welcoming.
But those were just consolation prizes.
The trees, the colors, the breeze of cool air: that’s my kind of fall. There were hawks in the sky and trout in the streams. Among the foliage, there were times I convince myself I was in Narnia. In the morning, I could see my stinky breath contrast the cold as I took my dog for a walk. This is what fall should look like, what fall should feel like: All refreshing, all inspiring.
For more info on the Eastern Sierra:
Bishop Visitor Guide: http://www.bishopvisitor.com/activities/fall-colors/
Fall Color In California: http://losadventures.com/2015/11/where-to-see-fall-color-on-californias-highway-395/
What’s your favorite season of the year? Where do you enjoy enjoy fall at its peak?
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