Back in September my penpal Nova went to West Virginia and roadtripped through 4 national parks. She sent me this nice one with wonderful fall colors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Photographer: Bill Lea
Did you know?
The majority of trees in the park are deciduous which make for an amazing show of color in the fall.
The last three weeks of October attract large number of sightseers for the fall color display.
Colors begin to change in higher elevations first and travel down the mountains to the lower elevations, making "peak" season difficult to predict with precision.
Fall color in the park's lower elevations is most spectacular; it includes sugar maple, scarlet oak, sweetgum, red mapleand hickories.