We drove up into the mountains to see the fall colors and have lunch in Graeagle. I know you can't see it from the picture on the left, but there were tons of deciduous oak trees (California Black Oak?) in the mountains. They are a beautiful bronze-gold color, creating huge swathes of gold on the mountainsides.
And, there were Toyon berries showing... big beautiful clumps of berries that look like Christmas.
The route along Hwy 70 was breathtakingly beautiful today. The Feather River is dotted with little dams created and maintained by PG&E. In some places the river looks untouched, and the banks are full of yellow color where the low bushes are displaying their Fall foliage. One extra piece of good news: it looks like the work on all the old bridges is finished, so it's two lanes all the way with no stopping for construction zones.
(As always, lunch at the Graeagle Millworks was delicious.)