Smokies Scouting Report October 22

BMC_20131022_D4A6535Yesterday (Tuesday) I took a short trip over to the Smokies to check on color. I had been south of the Smokies last Thursday and the color there was still way behind. Some color around 3000-5000 foot elevation, but pretty green under that.

Well, I drove in through Townsend and Little River Road and there is some spotty color with an occasional good looking tree. Then I went to Roaring Fork and it felt about the same with lots of green and some yellow and an occasional red. seemed about 90% green, even at 3000 foot elevation..

 

I found a little isolated color to shoot with regular camera and iPhone, but planning to hit it hard next week as I think color will peak sometime between this coming weekend and the next weekend. I think we will still have good color around into the first week of November (barring big rains/ snows/ or wind).

Here is some of the isolated color from Roaring Fork.

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Here is an iPhone shot along Little River Road..

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And since there wasn’t a lot of color, I played a little bit.. This is for Jim Hall because he says looking at these images makes him feel so good!

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And if your exploring in the Smokies and staying in Townsend, most places don’t open before 730am for breakfast. If you venture down 321 into Wears Valley a couple of miles, you will come across Elvira’s on the right. She opens at 7 and is now serving supper on Friday and Saturday nights. I first met her when she was hosting/ helping run the BBQ place I like in Townsend. I hope she does well.. Go visit and eat well.

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Tomorrow- Smokies drive by shootings – no people or cameras were harmed!

2 Responses to “Smokies Scouting Report October 22”

  1. Great addition to your postings. Thanks.

  2. John Moore says:

    Thanks for the tip about Elvira’s, i have wished many times for an early breakfast place.

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