I always try to get up to the mountains sometime during fall, and it’s not easy trying to schedule a trip around a time when the color is expected to peak.Last weekend was the peak fall season for the Cades Cove area, but there is still some nice color around, and seriously, there is no bad time to visit. I did a brief survey this afternoon and one thing is for sure, there are still a lot of tourists in the area. Hopefully most of them won’t be up and about as early as I plan to be. Looking forward to four days of wandering without any time and place restrictions.