The fall colors are vibrant in the higher elevations. Chris and I took a stroll out to Myrtle Point yesterday. I think the 29 degree weather helped bring out some of the bright reds. We were fortunate enough to spot a bird a we have only seen one other time in our ten years on the mountain. A bald eagle soared around Myrtle Point on its way home. There have been nests discovered around Douglas Lake. It was a jaw dropper as we finally figured out what we were looking at. A truely majestic bird.
Judging by the colors we have seen, I think my predictions are spot on. I am still saying that peak fall leaves will be between the 1st and 2nd weekend in October. It will be great time to visit Mt. LeConte and have lunch with us. If you do hike up, bring some warm layers. It was 59 yesterday with a low of 30. The areas in the shade are pretty chilly.
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