Having a mid-week day off is always lovely, but having one in the fall in the Lost Sierra is an extra special occurrence. It’s so gorgeous out that I decided to visit my favorite aspen grove which is just off the Frazier Falls road near the parking lot for Frazier Falls.
The trees circle a beautiful little meadow standing like sentinels until the wind blows, then they dance like they’ve just discovered bebop. Today the bright yellow leaves are all a-jiggle as I lie in the soft dry grass listening to the chatter of birds and chipmunks and the soft rustle of the dancing aspens. There’s only enough moisture in the upper air to form the slightest wisp of clouds in the otherwise bluebird sky. It’s a very fine fall day.
The Lost Sierra is known for its rugged beauty and outdoor recreation, but it’s also a haven for stillness and silence, a place to move at a different pace. I suspect that’s why so many who come to visit end up finding a way to stay. The quiet simply becomes addictive.