October 11, 2011 Photos
Many high elevation areas are approaching peak this week. Lower elevation areas still have a good deal of green foliage, but color is developing quickly even here.
Did You Know?
The wispy, smoke-like fog that hangs over the Smoky Mountains comes from rain and evaporation from trees. On the high peaks of the Smokies, an average of 85 inches of rain falls each year, qualifying these upper elevation areas as temperate rain forests. More...