Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Southern Appalachian Fall Color Round-up

The Great Smoky Mountains Association published their latest fall color report for the Smokies. Here's a short synopsis from the report:

The fall colors are now superb at the higher elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains, especially at elevations between 4,000 and 5,500 feet. Above this elevation, colors are past peak, though remnants still linger. Along Little River Road and in the Deep Creek area, and elsewhere at the lower elevations, early-changing species like blackgum, sourwood, dogwood, sumac, black walnut, and Virginia creeper are near peak.

To read the full report, please click here.

Virtual Blue Ridge is reporting that: In North Carolina, we have reports that Bass Lake near the Moses Cone Manor House is producing some of the most dramatic color in the area. There is also some nice color at Price Lake, as well as around Milepost 297 to 299, and Milepost 301 to 305.

To read the full report for the BRP, please click here.

The latest fall color update from the Cherokee National Forest states:

Fall colors continue to appear on the hillsides and mountain tops. Approximately 25-30% of the leaves have changed color at elevations above 3,500’. Colors at lower elevations are at about 15% overall.

Hiking in the Smokies

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