Some really awesome images in this 'challenging' thread! Colors haven't really arrived here in the Smokies yet but I did manage some pre-Fall photos at Fall Creek Falls State Park over in the Cumberlands last week.
The Fall Creek Falls are the tallest East of the Mississippi, at 356' high. For scale, the tiny speck to the right of the falls' base is a person!!
For proof, here's a 100% crop!