October 17, 2012 Photos
Fall colors are reaching peak in many mid and lower elevation areas now, while other areas still have a lot of green leaves. The following photographs were taken over the past few days in the park.
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.