Fall Color I missed my annual trip to the high country of the Eastern Sierra Nevada this year because of the horrendous smoke from the Creek Fire which is still heavily impacting this whole area. Pictures like the one posted here would not have been possible. This was taken a few years ago. It is sad because from some of the pictures I have seen the color this year was spectacular but only if you were fairly close to your subject. Definition was lost for long rage photos due to thick smoke and haze. And the other issue was accessibility. Most areas were closed for safety and health, and one could face a hefty fine if caught in those areas in addition to being escorted out of the area. Have a wonderful day and stay safe and stay healthy!