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May 13, 2018 08:49 |  #1

I live in south Florida and would like to take trip for landscape photos in areas with beautiful foliage colors next October. I had been thinking of the Smoky Mountains, but I understand from the online comments I’ve seen that the Park will be very crowded and it might be difficult to find a motel room unless the itinerary is planned far in advance.

I would prefer to avoid crowds as much as possible and I’d like to make up my mind where I want to stay when I’m there and can view the actual conditions at that time, not a few months earlier. I guess this would probably rule out the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

I would be very interested any suggestions for other scenic areas in the Southeast that might not be as well-known or as crowded. Thank you very much for any help.

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May 13, 2018 11:01 |  #2

setagate wrote in post #18624907 (external link)
I live in south Florida and would like to take trip for landscape photos in areas with beautiful foliage colors next October. Bob

What is the preferred mode of travel? Are you open to suggestions that would require flying, something like the Grand Tetons/Yellowstone for instance?




  
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May 13, 2018 11:38 |  #3

John from PA wrote in post #18624962 (external link)
What is the preferred mode of travel? Are you open to suggestions that would require flying, something like the Grand Tetons/Yellowstone for instance?

I was thinking of driving or flying to some place maybe in the Carolinas, Tennessee or Alabama.




  
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May 13, 2018 14:47 |  #4

Charleston can be wonderful! Lots to do but stay on Mt. Pleasant to reduce lodging and food costs. Savannah is on the way as well.




  
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Jun 07, 2018 05:37 |  #5

John from PA wrote in post #18624962 (external link)
What is the preferred mode of travel? Are you open to suggestions that would require flying, something like the Grand Tetons/Yellowstone for instance?

i live in charlotte.....fly to denver to see my brother....then drive to wyoming/montana in late sept/oct for the off season.


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Jun 07, 2018 09:21 |  #6

Blue Ridge Parkway. 469 miles, not one stop sign or traffic light. starts in VA ends in NC. Spectacular color - why its called "America's Favorite Drive."

But the big problem is travel logistics. Colors turn by elevation more than by North / South. Higher elevations such as Pisgah Forest in NC (between asheville and charokee) will change sooner than lower elevations in the North such as around the James River in VA. So you'll have to plan by elevation - zipping here and zipping there. Pick one spot? My favorite is the higher elevations in the Pisgah Forest such as Graveyard Fields (external link) (milepost 419) and north and south on the parkway from there. Can be unbelievably spectacular. Colors, waterfalls, hikes, totally worth it. Wherever you go - happy shooting.

Edit: but check things (external link). Parts of parkway closed now due to storm damage. Should be open by October, but still...

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