We’ve entered into another stretch of life above the clouds. The lowlands seem to be routinely socked in of late, and if we don’t have to endure our own private little cap cloud, we get spoiled with stellar views out into the open ocean of white fluff as far as the eye can see. Temps have again been moderate, hovering in the 40’s. Today will be one of the warmer days we’ll have for the next while. There is a chance for showers tomorrow morning, clearing out by the afternoon. Tuesday night we expect a sharp drop in temps, so come layered up.
If you’re looking for a fall color update specific to Mt. LeConte, here it is. If there was ever a time to try and catch optimal leaf change on our mountain’s slopes, it would be this week. After an extensive tour of the mountain, colors are peaking between 3,500 and 5,500 feet. Where can you expect to see the best color right now in terms of popular landmarks? Here are some helpful hints in case you still have to plan your next hike...
*Alum Cave - the lower half of the trail.
*Rainbow Falls - above the falls and below Rocky Spur.
*Bull Head - a mile above Old Sugarlands all the way up and around Balsam Point.
*Trillium Gap - particularly in the range of Brushy Mountain.
The drive around the Roaring Fork is serving up some delicious eye candy, just come ready for the line of traffic. Have a great rest of the day!
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