As summer winds down, we prepare for fall in Downieville. We have compiled a list of what to expect and things to do in the Lost Sierra.
As summer draws to a close, 2020 continues to challenge even the most resilient. The entire Lure team would like to thank you for your support this summer season. We are blessed to have provided a short, safe respite for hundreds of families. After 20 years in the Lost Sierra, we know that the weather will change and with it, a new season will begin.
We love fall in Downieville. The rivers slow down and the swimming holes become crystal clear and lazy. The leaves change colors creating unique mountain art. The fish get feisty and morning air carries a crisp bite that yields to warm afternoons.
The Lure is excited to show off our fall colors this year. We have put together a few tips and ideas when planning your fall getaway.
What you can expect when you visit the Lost Sierra in the Fall.
- Fewer crowds. The end of the traditional vacation season brings a slower pace to the mountains.
- Bring a Jacket. Sierra weather changes quickly. It isn’t unusual to have an 80-degree day turn into snow flurries in the afternoon.
- With PG&E managing wildfire risk, there is always a chance the county will lose power. Not to worry, we have learned to deal with it and most businesses operate normally.
- Be flexible. Part of what makes the fall amazing is that it is unpredictable. It could rain, hail, snow, or be 90 degrees for two weeks. Watch the weather and plan accordingly.
Our Favorite Fall Activities.
- Outdoor dining is a blast in the lost Sierra in the Fall. Our favorites include Breakfast at Sierra Pines and dinner at the deck Cocina de Oro.
- Bring a camera. With the leaves changing colors and the wildlife on the move, some of the best photos of our area are snapped in October.
- Take a hike. Cooler weather means better hiking. A short drive to the Lakes Basin opens up miles and miles of empty trails and high alpine lakes.
- Fishing is great. Fly fishing is open year-round on the North Yuba River, it transitions to barbless catch and release in November. The lakes are open and accessible into the fall. One of our favorite locations is Sardine Lake. Rent one of their small boats and spend a day on the water. In the shadow of the Sierra Buttes, the fishing is almost as good as the relaxing.
- Mountain Bike trails are covered in hero dirt after the first rainfall. Fewer people and cooler weather make mountain biking even more epic. Maybe you will get lucky and have the opportunity to drop Butcher Ranch with an inch of freshly fallen snow.
We look forward to seeing you this fall. You can book your Lure escape here or give us a call at 530.289.3465.