I drove from Cherokee NC to the Graveyard Fields today on the BRP. This is from milepost 469-428.
I have been visiting the BRP for over 25 years and have never seen such beauty. The flame azaleas and pinkshell azaleas were in full bloom. Bright orange and pink bushes everywhere. Over 5,000 feet the purple Rhododenrons were in full bloom. Hillsides of color just a blaze in orange pink and purple.
If anyone is in the area in the next 5 days you must see this.