Weather has been crummy overall, with cloudy dull conditions and scattered rain (Yosemite). So I’m going to give the White Mountains a try today, and hope for better luck—or a storm.
Fall color: Lundy Canyon (generally excellent for fall color): not good. Many trees have no leaves and/or sparse foliage, some are pleasingly yellow, but many have brown-spotted leaves or just plain brown. Presumably the drought is the cause. Still, the spare foliage that allows some yellow and the tree trunks to be seen is quite attractive.