The cone flowers are starting to die off and the snake root is coming alive. Chrissy checked on the blackberries yesterday. They are still a couple of weeks away from prime picking. The temperatures are still in the 60's during the day and low 50's to upper 40's at night. There is a definite chill in the air. Fall is just around the corner. I have been asked about the fall colors on the mountain. We don't see as much color change up top. The places you are going to experience it is while hiking up. You will usually start seeing color changes half way down the mountain in early October. The peak color depends on the weather. Most of the time it is the later part of October. I have seen it as late as early November. These are the best estimates I can give you.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)