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Fall Color Near Marlette Lake

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Fall aspens glow golden yellow along the trail to Marlette Lake, above Lake Tahoe's east shore.

Photo © Stan White
Fall color comes to Reno / Tahoe foliage starting toward the end of September and peaks through October, though exactly when the leaves change color varies somewhat from year to year. If the weather remains mild and slowly cools down as autumn transitions into winter, the fall color show will last for several weeks. If we get a sudden cold snap or an early snow, fall leaves can leave the trees literally over night.

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