Cabin fever solution for some

 

So, we didn't make our annual trip out west (read: Las Vegas) this year due to to Covid 19 and all the restrictions and unknowns. The outside of my Sierra has spider webs on it, due to the little use it is getting presently.

A local TV station mentioned that the "Fall Foliage" season is coming up and that gave me an idea. We live about 2 hrs. from the Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive in the Appalachians here in VA, which has some fantastic views. Also, there is a great "Scenic View" on I-64E at MM103.5 that has an unbelievable view (Note: no facilities). No access from I-64W though, except making u-turns at the interchanges.

I did a little research and found a website called smokymountains.com. They have a "Fall Foliage" map for the lower 48 that has a sliding bar at the bottom that you can adjust (weekly increments) and you can view the best date for a "Day Trip" to an area near you. Doesn't have to be the mountains, it can be any large forested area.

October 19 seems to be a good time for us to drive out there, give or take a week.

Visit: https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map and pick a date best for you. Get some practice using routes and waypoints or whichever way you prefer to do a trip. If visiting a state or national park, check out their website for info on highlights to visit and you can reduce the amount of contact with other people at the park/site info center.

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WI too

metricman wrote:

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October 19 seems to be a good time for us to drive out there, give or take a week.

Visit: https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map and pick a date best for you. Get some practice using routes and waypoints or whichever way you prefer to do a trip. If visiting a state or national park, check out their website for info on highlights to visit and you can reduce the amount of contact with other people at the park/site info center.

Wisconsin has also just restarted its Fall Color website:

https://www.travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report

fall foliage

The fall foliage on Long Island, New York, was ruined by Tropical Storm Isaias in August. It came with up to 60 mph south winds, which is not the usual wind direction for a hurricane.

A south wind is onshore for Long Island, and the wind blew salt spray up to 20 miles inland. Days and weeks afterward, leaves turned brown and they started to fall slowly. No bright colors - just green to brown.

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