Perhaps I just haven't noticed the yellow variety in other areas, but as I was walking the paths in the area, I happened upon this sign explaining the rare alpine plant community in this area due to the minerals in the rock. I'm wondering if the yellow jewelweed is part of that group of plants. However, I have found this article about Yellow Jewelweed in northern Illinois. Click here to read it.
Click here for my post from 2014 about Smugglers' Notch.
Let us know if you have jewelweed in your area. Is it yellow or orange?