View Full Version : How are the leaves looking ?

Elk riverrat
10-17-2009, 09:30 PM
My parents in their 58 years of marriage have taken many a trip to the Smokies, from time to time my mother says she would like to see them one more time, my dad has advanced Alzheimer's. It's taking a toll on my mother, I'm going to take them for a road trip on Tuesday, are there enough leaves left to make the trip? Or do I need to get off of I-75N at Cleveland and take them over into the Tellico area ?

10-17-2009, 10:49 PM
Sounds like a great trip. The leaves on the Tennessee side of the park are still a plenty and just starting to show a little color. Went to the North Carolina side around Catalooche Monday and they were really starting to change. I would say head on up and enjoy your time with your parents, should be nice.

10-18-2009, 12:08 AM
Elk riverrat, check the webcams on the GSMNP site for an idea as to how they're looking. [1 each, east and west]. Have a good trip regardless. Ghost

10-18-2009, 06:20 AM
the cumberland plateau has good color

10-18-2009, 07:43 AM

David Knapp
10-18-2009, 11:18 AM
Leaves are changing late this year...just now reaching peak colors on the NC side and the Tennessee side is a little behind as of Friday...

10-19-2009, 01:10 PM
My wife twisted my arm hard enough to drive the Cades Cove loop on 10/18. It took about 1.5 to get around. It will probably be a few more days before the leaves at peak in the Cades Cove area.

10-19-2009, 03:58 PM
I was in Cataloochie last week in the rain but the colors were beautiful,lots of poplar leaves were dropping when I left Fri. morning....but it still looked nice.