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 FALL COLORS SECTION 2002!
LAST UPDATED  11/10/02 (Except RFork/TNLine/Clingmans)

     As of September 1st, 2002, God has blessed us with over 3,000 HTML pages of Smokies specific info along with over 3,800 Smokies specific photos online, more company owned, Smokies specific info than ANYWHERE in the world, and probably more info than ALL the other Smokies specific Chambers, Dept. of Tourisms, and portals COMBINED!!!  And we are adding more info almost daily, and have a goal of 5,000 pages and over 6,000 photos by the start of the 2003 busy season, PRAISE GOD!

     Well, it's that time of the year again, and we are already seeing MANY requests for Smokies color progression, so we will begin this years progression starting Saturday, September 7th, 2002!

     This time of the year, one of our most asked questions are: "When will the colors 'peak' this year?"   Well that IS  a GOOD question.  The colors peak at different times every year, along with different times relative to elevation.  (If you would like to see EXACTLY how last years (2001) colors progressed, just click HERE!)  Many factors determine when and how brilliant the colors will be, including the amount of rainfall previously received, starting now the more sunny days days and chilly nights we receive will increase the brilliance.  WE will take care of presenting weekly updates for YOU!  So you can experience at many different elevations, the entire cycle from the first turning of the colors, until completion!

 

       2002'S FALL COLOR PROGRESSION:  NOTE: Last Updated: 10/13/02 Folks...We Are ***STILL*** Noticing Little To No Changes In The Colors Whatsoever So Far...We Haven't Really Got The Cold Nights And Clear Sunny Days... It was 71 degrees at 4:00 this evening when we shot the picture for the Cosby Overlook...If things don't break, it may be late October or possibly early November for colors to peak at this rate???  See for yourself below <smile>  

NOTE: We only shot the Cosby Overlook & The Gatlinburg Overlook today - Sunday - October 13th, 2002 as when we arrived at the TN/NC State Line it was all FOG/RAINY, will try again tomorrow.

Got the others today - Monday October 14th, 2002  VERY LITTLE CHANGE.....

MORE Photos taken 10/18/02 still very little change....

 

Saturday - October 26th, 2002 
OK...We ARE seeing some colors (mostly yellows some orange/red) even though its very foggy/cloudy today, we did get a glimpse of sun shining on a ridge far off and it is starting to get pretty.....we are NOT experts but gut feeling is next Thursday - Friday - Saturday & Sunday (starting 10/31?)ought to be beautiful!  We will try and get some shots tomorrow if the sun peeks through.

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* Click HERE for a BONUS picture taken of parking area of Cosby Overlook *
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(Main Cosby/Foothill Overlook Pictures don't show colors well as it was very foggy/cloudy)  Clingmans/TN Line fogged completely in.

 

Saturday - November 2nd, 2002

It's appears to be a 'different' type of fall colors.  There are some trees that a bare, (Most high elevations) and there are some trees that just the very outer edges are starting to turn.  In the higher elevations, it seems like the leaves are turning from green, to yellow, then brown or falling off (very LITTLE reds).  In the lower elevations we are seeing some yellows, oranges, some trees are just starting to turn, some reds, and occasionally a tree that has no leaves left (we did have some hard rains/high winds) 

To sum it up, we may not have as brilliant reds and oranges as in some years past, BUT there appears to still be possible a week till some of the late bloomers hit full color, so unless we get a hard rain, the next 7-10 days still look good.  NOTE: It has been completely overcast for the  last 7+ days, MAYBE the sunny days and COLD nights may kick in he reds and oranges.  There was so much white at the top of a mountain near Cosby this afternoon it look like it snowed or at least a hard frost.  Click HERE For some icicles near Clingman's Dome Brrrrrr.

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 10TH, 2002

     It's certainly been a weird fall colors.  If you look at the Dollywood welcome center tree behind the train, it's bare BUT there are still some trees that are JUST BARELY starting to turn?  Click here for a tree near the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge.  Clingman's Dome & TN/NC state line was fogged in and raining, Pigeon Forge had nearly clear skies, you could see a 'ridge' of clouds following the mountains!  Anyways, the 'oranges' and 'reds' are just stating to come out in some areas...there are mostly yellows and browns at lower altitudes, I personally most of the lower areas may peak by this weekend coming up (11/15/02) Just my opinion.
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Clingman's Dome! 11/02/02 (Last Updated)

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Cosby Foothill's Parkway Overlook #2 - 11/10/02 (Last Updated)

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Dollywood Welcome Center! 11/10/02 (Last Updated)

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Gatlinburg Bypass! - 11/10/02(Last Updated)

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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail Overlook! 10/14/02update coming soon.

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Tennessee/North Carolina State Line!  11/02/02 (Last Updated)

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