Sierra colors in the Fall.

Fall in the Kern River Valley – Sequoia National Forest

The Kern River Valley is magnificent in fall, and pops with yellows and reds that color the normally subdued tone of the area.  Located roughly three hours north of Los Angeles in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, the Kern River is the southernmost major river in the Sierras.  It hosts a wide variety of wildlife from trout, deers, bear, mountain lions, and is the gateway for the Gaint Seqioua National Park’s Trail of 100 Giants.  From Kernville, the last small major mountain town, one can travel up Mountain Highway 99 alongside the Kern River and stop at any number of locations for a relaxing day by bubbling waters.  Perfect spots for meditation and trout fishing dot the area.


"Fall Light Meditation" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"Mountain Pools of Color" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"Nestled in Calm Waters" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"Fall Leaves" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"Fall in Natures Garden" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"Bending Colors" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"Autumn in the Kern River Valley" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"Autumn on the River" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"Color and Water" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"Solace" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"The Transit" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"The Sanctuary" photographed by Michael Cuffe.

"Carving through Earth and Time" photographed by Michael Cuffe.