From Bishop, CA, take highway 168 west straight to North Lake.
This photo was taken the first week of October 2012. This was the first time I had photographed any of the fall color locations in the Eastern Sierra Nevada range. North Lake, just 16 miles west of Bishop, CA, is at 9,800 feet. The shot was taken with my new Sony RX100, 20.2 MP. The colors were 100% on this day and I was lucky to get a bonus with the moon looking down on us. My wife and I experienced an unbelievable scene we'll never forget.