Spectacular Fall Color in the Smoky Mountains!

I'd like to introduce you to my friend and Smoky Mountain lover, Sandy Sgrillo. Sandy owns Sandy Llama Smoky Mtn Llama TreksSmoky Mountain Llama Treks  near Pigeon Forge TN.  Her company does hiking treks all over the Smokies with her professionally trained pack-llamas.  They are easy to lead(not ride) and make for a fun time with family and friends.

Sandy went hiking this past Sunday and shared with us this great fall color report from the beautiful Smoky Mountains. She gladly agreeed to let me share it with you!  Thanks Sandy!

Fall Leaf Report by Sandy Sgrillo - Smoky Mountain Llama Treks Sunday 10/12/08

Hiked up to the Mt Cammerer Lookout Fire Tower today(this restored 1930's fire tower is the last of it's kind in the Smokies)....was DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! If I die tomorrow, it will be OK, because today I was half-way to heaven......

Fall Colors Smoky MountainsTook Low Gap up to the Appalachian Trail(a constant 5 miles UPHILL...just about killed me)....colors at the top were unbelievable! They're peaking up there now......

At the Tower, it was extremely windy and chilly, upper 50's, but just beautiful. We had lunch inside and spent time walking the catwalk...

Hey locals....if you can, get up there in the next few weeks or you'll miss out!!  And for you out of staters...get your butts up here!!!! Im so lucky to live here.

Enjoy the pics!  Smoky Mountain Photos by Sandy Sgrillo

Mt Cammerer Lookout Fire Tower - Smokies

 

 

Sandy Sgrillo Smoky Moutains Fire Lookout Tower

Fall Colors in the Smokies

Folks, hurry make your plans to get to the Smokies soon before all the beautiful fall color is gone - but of course - after that everything is a lot quieter, less traffic, etc!

Try our spectacular cabin rentals near Pigeon Forge, they are even pet friendly with approval.  Plan to take a Llama Trek with Sandy while you are there !! You will not regret it.

 

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Comments (29)

No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC
  • Kathleen, I know what you mean !
  • Hi Ann, Why not plan a little getaway, but you can't ride the llamas, they carry all your stuff!!
  • Cheryl M, I loved the snow photo on your blog of CO.. I didn't do this hike, these photos and info came from my friend Sandy in the Smokies!!
  • God bless !!!
Oct 16, 2008 03:22 AM
Cheryl Powell - The Powell Team
Southern Homes of The Carolinas - The Powell Team - Harrisburg, NC
Concord,Harrisburg & Charlotte NC Area Real Estate

Great pictures Cheryl G!  My husband and I got married in Pigeon Forge on June 1, 1999.

Oct 16, 2008 08:41 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC
Hi Cheryl P, OK... so you are way past due a trip to the Smokies, right??? God bless,
Oct 16, 2008 09:08 AM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Cheryl,
Our plans to get up your way had to be postponed. :0(   Hopefully, we can reschedule soon. 

Oct 17, 2008 02:56 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC
Cynthia, I am sorry to hear that but you will make it someday soon.. God bless,
Oct 17, 2008 04:58 AM
Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

How gorgeous! I am jealous - we have no fall foliage in Los Angeles!

Oct 17, 2008 12:58 PM
Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

WOW!! How cool would that be! I've never done the whole Llama thingy. What a fun way to explore. I'm putting this on my 'list' of stuff I gotta do soon. (When I come to visit!!) There is nothing more beautiful than the NC mountains. Luv ya sis! GBU!

Oct 18, 2008 10:04 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC
Hi Annie, YOu definitely need to experience fall either in TN or NC sometime, come on out! God bless,
Oct 20, 2008 02:50 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC
Hi Elizabeth, Thanks, you have got to come! Now, the llama trek is in the TN Smokies and the Zipline is in the NC mountains.. You know I am kind of a bi-state girl between our properties in TN and NC.. God bless,
Oct 20, 2008 02:52 AM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Hi Cheryl -- What beautiful photos.  I love this time of year with nature's change of color and the crisp autumn air.

Oct 20, 2008 08:52 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC
Hi Shirley, Thanks, I love fall also!! especially the temps! God bless,
Oct 20, 2008 09:24 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Cheryl, I LOVE the pictures! I haven't been to east TN in a couple of years. Definitely time to go there!!!

Nov 05, 2008 08:03 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC

Hi Connie, Thanks for stopping by, yep-you need to get over to the Smokies! God bless,

Nov 05, 2008 08:29 AM
Russell Haskins
Homes & Land - Knoxville, TN
Think Big. Think Homes & Land. Print | Direct Mail | Web

Lived in Knoxville most of my life and haven't heard of this fire tower before! I need to check this out! Very cool :) I was driving up in the Smokies today and the colors are still beautiful! I'm hoping the rain and wind tomorrow doesn't get rid of all the leaves. I've got a hike planned Saturday!

Nov 06, 2008 07:49 AM
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Hickory, NC

Hi Russell, Thanks so much for your comments. I advertised our cabins with you years ago. I met your dad, Russ. Your Homes and Land publications are great. God bless,

Nov 06, 2008 12:18 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I'm in such need of a vacation, I just asked my husband who just left on a business trip, when we were going to get to relax, and and take one...he said never!  Kidding of course, but it sure feels like it.

Nov 06, 2008 02:03 PM
Cheryl Powell - The Powell Team
Southern Homes of The Carolinas - The Powell Team - Harrisburg, NC
Concord,Harrisburg & Charlotte NC Area Real Estate

You're right Cheryl G, we are WAY past due for a second honeymoon in the Smokies!  There are so many beautiful natural sites to see there.

Nov 06, 2008 02:37 PM
Ronelle Schroeder-Hill
Vacaville, CA

Those are beautiful photo's! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Nov 06, 2008 04:10 PM
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Hickory, NC
  • Hi Cindy,  Do you want me to call hubby and suggest the perfect Smoky Mtn cabin for a little R&R?? ;-) You guys really need to get up to the Smokies.
  • Cheryl P,  Ok, you just have to make the plans and kidnap your hubby, call me and I will hook you up with a great cabin!!
  • God bless,
Nov 07, 2008 03:15 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC

HI Ronelle, You are so welcome, my friend Sandy deserves kudos for these! God bless,

Nov 07, 2008 03:16 AM