Talimena Drive Fall Colors question

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by jay547, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. jay547

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    Anyone in the area? If so, how is the foliage? We're thinking about riding down there this weekend (26th-27th), wondering if there is any color yet?
    If not, we'll go elsewhere.
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  2. NateLePain

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    The pics below were taking last Friday (Big Piney) and Saturday (White Rock), about 80 miles north of Mena. The color is still predominately green. I'm seeing a little color around Little Rock (due East of Mena). I think we're still a couple weeks out, before we significant color change.

    http://www.arkansas.com/fall/fall-foliage/
    (Next report is due on 10/24 - Today)

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    Thx...nlp
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  3. Krabill

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    I've got a group of friends staying at Talemina State Park right now, so I shot them the question.

    They said the leaves are just starting to change, so there is a little bit of color, but it isn't full-bore just yet.
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  4. -Chris-

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    Just ride down there anyways Jay!!
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  5. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    I think the Talahina fall colors tour /rally/ hootenanny is the last weekend of oct.

    I/we happened to hit that date a couple of years ago. There was a solid line of cars from one end to the other. It took us nearly 3 hours to ride that 55 mile ride. I won't make that mistake again.
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  6. jay547

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    We didn't go because of the rain forecast. We rode to Tahlequah, Jay, and Spavinaw, never got into rain. Fall colors are virtually nonexistent at this time.
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    Maybe in another week or so...some oranges are coming out now...but only a small amount
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  8. -Chris-

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    Yeah, I got out and rode saturday and didnt get rained on. Everything is still green... Sunday was the riding day though for sure!
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  9. bigdon

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    I'm subscribing ! I also need to know when the colors get good.
    I need some points with the Spousal Unit! :rofl
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  10. MartiniUp

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    Same here, we are going to head up Early Sunday morning for a few days. Things are really getting nice north of I-40. Gonna head towards Nashville or Mena and play it by ear/eye. Probably have to more north.
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  11. advmgm

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    I live about five miles from the Missouri border, about fifteen miles north of Harrison and the colors are really good right now.
    The view out the home office window.

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  12. -Chris-

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    I wish I could see said view :D...

    I have plans on Saturday, but I may have to ride down there on Sunday to check it out for myself...
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  13. woodzrider

    woodzrider Been here awhile

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    What is the latest update on colors near Talihina? They are nearly in full color in the metro area.
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  14. -Chris-

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    I was wondering also, The colors are very nice in my neck of the woods...
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  15. frontiercat

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    Went yesterday. The colors are so-so. A lot of brown already, especially up high.

    I'm not sure it will get any better; but the area is still beautiful...:D
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  16. -Chris-

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    I was starting to worry about missing the colors bacause around my house, it seems like they changed alot in just a day or two...
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  17. jay547

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    We're going this weekend. Weather forecast is excellent.
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    I believe I will be going down there also. Some friends may join me, but I doubt it...
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    Ha, must be TSR friends. :rofl
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    That's funny :rofl
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