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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 29, 2012

Great Smoky Mountains Fall Color Update 10/29/12

Great Smoky Mountains Association posted the following fall color update for October 29:

Despite the winds and rains, areas of vibrant fall color persist in the Great Smoky Mountains. Oaks and maples at the lower elevations are now at peak. Other trees, such as sourwood, sumac, and spicebush, continue to add rich color to the landscape.

The colors of late autumn are now enhanced by over six inches of snow in the Smoky Mountain high country. Snows are predicted to continue at the highest elevations through Tuesday night.

Some of the best places to enjoy the sights of late autumn right now are Rich Mountain Road (out of Cades Cove), The Foothills Parkway East (Cosby area) and West (Walland area), Little River Road, and the Deep Creek and Cosby areas of the park. Suggested hikes include Little River Trail, Deep Creek Trail, Abrams Falls, Smokemont Loop, Laurel Falls, and Hen Wallow Falls.

 

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