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Old 10-17-2018, 06:51 AM   #1
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Great Smoky Mt NP Fall Colors

We just got back from taking our youngest daughter to the Smoky's for her college fall break. The colors were just starting to change and should be amazing over the next 10 days or so. Here are a couple shot from our trip.
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Great pics, Ghaag. Iím taking delivery of my AS in the Spring and am bringing it to GSMNP for its shakedown trip. Canít wait.
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Great pics, Ghaag. Iím taking delivery of my AS in the Spring and am bringing it to GSMNP for its shakedown trip. Canít wait.


Thatís great, it is a beautiful place for a maiden voyage!
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We kept telling ourselves that the colors were "just about to change" all last week. We're now up in PA and still not a lot of fall colors. This just may be one really odd year ....

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We were in GSMNP in early October. Met a fellow that has camped there every Oct for 30 years. He said the prime time for color has shifted from mid Oct to late Oct.
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We kept telling ourselves that the colors were "just about to change" all last week. We're now up in PA and still not a lot of fall colors. This just may be one really odd year ....

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My experience in the Smokies has been the best colors occur sometime around or after October 20th. We had to go early this year because we took our youngest daughter during her fall break from college. I would love to be back up there in about a week but I am unable to, maybe someone will share pictures.
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Three years ago, I stayed in the Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway for almost 4 months. That year, the fall colors came in late October (if memory serves).
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So what are your favorite campgrounds in the SMNP area?
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Yes, please share your experiences. That part of the country is definitely on our radar.
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So what are your favorite campgrounds in the SMNP area?
Unfortunately do not have a wide variety of experience with the campgrounds. If we dry camp, we stay in Cades Cove Campground. If we want hookups, we stay at Twin Creek RV Resort in Gatlinburg.
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We are headed to Gatlinburg in a week. Looks like the colors are late this year...
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We are headed to Gatlinburg in a week. Looks like the colors are late this year...
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I think your timing might be perfect
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Went through Glatinburg today. No colors yet but some indication of yellow coming. Did not do 441 up high. Lots of traffic. Next weekend should be good.
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I like the Cosby area because there is less traffic.
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