This morning there were herds visible at Ponca and at the south end by the South Trailhead. A third herd is hanging around the Old Steam Sawmill near the church. I would hear it, but it was behind the first tree line.
This is a breakthrough compared to recent viewing.
This afternoon the fall color could be amazing. The morning rains are gone by noon according to the radar -- quicker than predicted. I will be out scouting fall color this afternoon in what I consider ideal conditions -- after a fall rain. Color will be pretty good for at least a week.