U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 456
Fall color in northeastern California
Northeast California's high, cold desert has a unique beauty. These public lands are rugged, remote and undeveloped. Volcanic outcrops and lava flows provide compelling texture to the vastness. For most of the year, however, the region isn't particularly colorful, dominated by the muted green of sage and the flat gray of rocky canyons and mountains.
Those venturing into the back country in fall find a new vividness to this landscape. Splashes of brilliant color can be found along creeks and in the aspen stands at higher elevations. They stand in vibrant contrast to the surrounding lands.
These photos were taken November 3, 2010 along Smoke Creek, on public lands managed by the BLM's Eagle Lake Field office.
Photos: Karl Todd, fire mitigation and education specialist with BLM's Eagle Lake Field Office
BLM-California News.bytes, issue 456
|Last updated: 11-10-2010|
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