The weather was gorgeous--mid 70's. We went on a weekday, so it wasn't too busy, but there were a lot of people on the Maple Trail. Mostly geriatric people enjoying the colors of the trees and taking it easy. Traffic thinned out after that .8 mile trail ended. We went farther, but were short on time so didn't do the full East Trail. There was some color to the trees, but they were far more magnificent last time we went. It was pouring down rain that time, and we did the entire 4.9 miles of the East trail in a downpour, fording flash flooded streams and sipping coffee from a thermos.