I love autumn on the North Fork and it should begin to show in 2-3 weeks. Signs of fall have already began. Autumn colors begin to peak in the southern Ozarks around the middle of October; some years a little later. It starts to cool down into the 50’s at night and the mornings are typically foggy in the river valley, unless there is a front in the area. Afternoons are usually sunny with a “high blue” sky and warm. Crickets chirp all day long. Sunrises and sunsets are often dabbled with spectacular colors, helped by the continuous changing of leave color. Make plans to get out: NOW. Picture from above Rainbow Springs on the upper river.