Tag: fall color

High Color Season Is Upon Us!

Summers, of course, are our “high season” for visitors here in Bridgeport and the surrounding area. Most kids have off school and the weather is fine, fishing season is in full swing and the lake waters are as warm and welcoming as they’ll be all year.

But it would be a mistake to think that other seasons have nothing to offer our guests here at Bridgeport Vacation Trailer Rentals! That’s right— we’re now just entering the full swing of the autumn color Leaf Peeping season!

As of September 21, according to the official Mono County website:

‘Still waiting’ is the best way to describe this week’s update, as many of our favorite fall color destinations are still pretty green. We are seeing groves of yellow/green aspens above the 9,500 foot level, which includes destinations like Lobdell Lake Road, Bodie Hills, Virginia Lakes and Rock Creek Lake.” 

As of that update, all were still entirely too green to upgrade to a “patchy 10-50%” designation. Sagehen Summit was the only location upgraded to the 10-50% range last week, and it will be the best bet for significant color this coming weekend. We expect this to be the first California location to reach peak color within the next 10-14 days.

It was 32 degrees in Bridgeport last Tuesday morning at dawn, so temperatures are working in our favor. We also received a fresh layer of snow on the mountain peaks (generally 10,500′ and above) Wednesday morning, which should also accelerate the process.

So if you enjoy a free feast for the eyes along with your outdoor recreation pursuits, by all means:

Happy Holidays and Thanks for a Great Year!

This time of year, it’s customary for us all to look back over the past year and evaluate what it has meant to us in terms of personal achievement and fulfillment, community participation, and business success. It’s no different here at Bridgeport Vacation Trailer Rentals, so let’s take a look back at 2021 and see what it has to tell us.

Awesome season opener!

Fishing season around Bridgeport opened to a huge turnout, and many big fish were caught. The last Saturday in April of each year marks the opening of fishing season in Mono County. As usual, thousands of anglers from around the west flocked to the pristine mountain lakes, rivers and streams of the Eastern Sierra, in hopes of catching the big one…and so many of them really did! During opening weekend, anglers participated in the Monster Fish contest in June Lake, or the Sierra Opener at Crowley Lake. Anglers celebrated and many even ate their catch at Tom’s Place Fishmas Day party, or at the Walker Community Fish Fry. We sure hope you can join us for these fantastic, fun events next spring!

Gorgeous weather

This past spring’s weather made for very good fishing and pleasant, comfortable camping. After years of intense drought, this year brought some much-needed rain to replenish our waterways. Temperatures at our elevation were also far more moderate than the serious heat that affected so much of California. It was just one of the nicest seasons we—and our guests—have enjoyed in a long time.

Back on track post-COVID

By the season opener, Bridgeport was fully open for summer reservations. Although sometimes difficult due to staff shortages or other pandemic-caused situations, campsite reservations were back to normal. People seemed to be getting the sites they wanted, when they needed them. And unlike reports from many other camping areas in the country, sites seemed busy but were not overwhelming.

Stunning Fall

Though Fall is always beautiful in the Sierra, colors were simply amazing this year. This season always finds the Sierra very busy, but this year things slowed down a bit. The upshot was that there were lots of full-hookup sites available. Combine that with the fact that fall fishing was very good, and we had the recipe for a perfect Sierra autumn.

cowboy on horseback against a stunning orange sunset

Season’s greetings

We feel so blessed to be able to report all this, and know that we are allowed to continue living this life we love because of all of you—our wonderful, loyal guests. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued patronage and support. At this time of year, we reflect on how like family so many of you have become; dear to us, and remembered with warmth as the year draws to a close. Wishing you all good things now and in the New Year. We look forward to welcoming you back to incredible Mono County again soon. Happy holidays!