Cataloochee

Photo by National Park Service

Fall colors start to shine in the mountains of Western North Carolina in October.

Tourists aren't the only mamals that are more active this time of year, explains wildlife biologist Joe Yarkovich, who works in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

September to November is elk mating season, known as the rut. 

Matt Bush BPR

Sometimes work doesn’t feel like work.  That was the case for an Asheville contractor and his employees last week as they rehabbed an historic cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.