Take US395 to Bishop CA, then head west on 168 into the Sierra Nevada Range.
In early October of 2016 we visited North Lake outside Bishop, CA, to take in the fall foliage. This particular morning, the colors were especially striking against the backdrop of the dark blue lake and the shadowed hills in the background. This particular photo captures the striking color just minutes after the sun illuminated the bright orange-red aspens in the foreground. Just a day later, wind from an incoming storm had stripped many of the leaves from these trees.