Take 395 to Bishop. Travel west on 168/Line St. and keep going until you see the signs to North Lake. The road is not paved and quite rough in places but is completely passable in a sedan. Closed in Winter.
It's always a challenge to plan to arrive when the fall colors are at peak. The timing varies from year to year. This cold October morning found the colors at this elevation almost past peak.
North Lake in the eastern Sierra. It's no wonder that Galen Rowell moved there years ago. It is located off 168 west of Bishop CA just a few miles past Aspendell.