Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall colors in Smokies to arrive a little late this year

Steve Kemp from the Great Smoky Mountains Association has posted his latest fall leaf color report on the GSMA website.

Mr. Kemp is reporting that fall colors will likely be peaking a little later than average this year.

His report states that fall colors will be at their peak in 2-3 weeks in many areas of the Smoky Mountain high country (above 4,500'). He also stated that peak colors at the lower elevations are likely to be a month away.

You can view his entire report by clicking here.

For additional suggestions on some of the best hikes for viewing fall colors in the Smokies, please click here.

On a related note, TripAdvisor recently published their list of the top ten fall foliage destinations in the U.S. Not surprisingly, Asheville ranked number 1, while Galinburg came in at number 3.


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

1 comment:

Colleen Greene said...

Woohoo! This is excellent news for my husband and me. We're vacationing in the Smokies (first visit) in exactly 4 weeks. We were afraid we'd miss most of the changing colors.