View Full Version : Fall Foliage/Wildflowers

09-07-2009, 18:14
Hiking from Fontana to Davenport September 23-27...can I expect to see any displays of color? I know the Smokies has some wildflowers that bloom in the late summer and fall.

09-07-2009, 18:17
:cool: Sho nuff

09-07-2009, 20:06
Some of the maples were already starting to show color last Saturday in the higher elevations. Should be going pretty decent by the EOM.

09-07-2009, 20:41
Re. wildflowers, you might see some purple asters. There's plenty of them in Shenandoah so perhaps they're in the Smokies as well.

09-18-2009, 20:15
The theme was purple and gold when I was up in the Deep Creek area on Labor Day weekend. Asters, Goldenrod, Gentian, Lobelia and a surprising number of others. The fungus was the real show stopper. I saw all kinds of cool shrooms. Fall colors were already giving previews, especially the sourwoods and maples.

Should be a great time for a hike.