Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

During October 2011 Dianne and I spent a little over two weeks in Great Smoky Mountains
National Park on the Tennessee side of the Appalachian Mountains.
It was the height of fall color. Being a lover of fall maples, I hiked almost every day
in these lush mountains and reveled in an ecstacy of reds, oranges, and yellows.

The diversity of tree, shrub and other plant species in the southern Appalachians
is a national ecological treasure and quite remarkable to behold, particularly for someone
who lives in the beautiful but less diverse coniferous forest of Colorado's mountains.

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