Suddenly we had unseasonably warm and sunny weather here in Eastern Tennessee on Tuesday, November 9, 2021! The afternoon temperatures reached 70F. We took the opportunity to pack up the kayaks and drive them over to nearby Fort Patrick Henry Lake in Warriors Path State Park. While there were a number of people in the park, there was no one else in the water as we launched into a riot of Autumn color:
It is hard to appreciate the falls without a little video, so we offer it here. The Falls Creek falls burbled merrily as it fed its current into the lake.
By the time we were paddling back out into the main section of the lake and river from Fall Creek, the sun was lowering in the sky and the temperatures were beginning to fall. We decided it was time to return to our put-in spot and head home for dinner.