Originally Posted by rockinrog
Yes it was. It also varied from area to area. I was expecting things to be greener based on things here in PA, but I guess even though it is south the elevation is higher.
Much of the Parkway hasn't yet peaked in terms of spring colors, even though we've gotten a very early start this year. You've got over a mile's worth of elevation difference between the James River in Virginia (649 feet, lowest point on the Parkway) and Richland Balsam in North Carolina (6047 feet, highest point on the Parkway), so at any given time, spring, fall or otherwise, you're going to see temperature-related differences in the "timing" of the vegetation.
Nice pix so far, got more? :-)