Monday, October 11, 2010
Yes, to the leaf lookers. It is time to drive into the Southern Appalachian Mountains. I'm thinking peak may come as soon as October 13th but no later than October 20th. The vistas in the far western North Carolina and north Georgia Mountains will be lovely through the end of the month.
Great Smoky Mountains
National Park Service
Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains are a breathtaking sight, especially in fall when the mountain foliage turns to radiant shades of crimson, orange, and purple. Nestled between North Carolina and Tennessee, the most-visited national park in the United States is home to 100 species of native trees with an awesome display of turning leaves. Peak fall foliage travel is predicted for early October through early November; the most memorable colors coming courtesy of sugar maples, scarlet oaks, sweetgums, red maples, and hickories.
Posted by Nancy Simpson at 4:01 PM