Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 20
Afternoon light warms up the slopes behind the Blowing Rock Country Club on another beautiful afternoon. This is another spot that is still showing peak color. In general, though, areas around 3500 feet are past their peak. Higher areas, at 4000 feet and above, are mostly bare as leaves fall [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 19
This morning at Rocky Knob Bike Park, the sun was lighting up the trees on the slope. Rocky Knob was built for both mountain bikers and hikers, and the trails here are just beautiful. It looks as though peak color can be found on this slope, as some other places [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 18
The last few days have been full of blue skies, crisp mornings, and light breezes. Just glorious. While higher slopes are beginning to thin, many trees right around Boone and Blowing Rock are still showing bright color. Some, like this maple in front of the Jones House on King Street, [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 17
Sunset is an ideal time to take a fall drive along the Parkway. The warmth in the light turns everything golden and red. This view of the carriage trails at Moses Cone Memorial Park takes on a burnished quality, making even the remaining green leaves look yellowed. In the area, [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 16
Peak color in the area means that nearly every drive is a beautiful one. Particularly, the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Boone, Blowing Rock, and Deep Gap areas is incredible today, and should be for several more days. This means that the Parkway can be very busy, so if you [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 15
Elk Knob State Park is located in the northern part of Watauga County, close to the Tennessee state line. The area is largely rural and undeveloped, which means beautiful scenery and views. Elk Knob is the third tallest mountain in the county, after Grandfather Mountain and Snake Mountain, with an [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 14
This is the week to enjoy a wide range of foliage in the High Country! According to the local "Fall Color Guy" and experts at Grandfather Mountain, "this is the peak week for the Blowing Rock-to-Grandfather Mountain section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Forests below 3,000 feet are still predominantly [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 13
While most of the region is showing fantastic fall color, there are some spots in the area that are more wind-blown than others. Price Park is one of them, but several trees are still hanging on to colorful leaves. Today's photos are not meant to show the state of foliage [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 12
The views from Rough Ridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway were amazing today! The trail was busy with people hoping to enjoy the sunset with peak color, and I think it’s safe to say that none of them were disappointed. The trail that leads from Rough Ridge Overlook on the [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 11
The sun has returned today, and the foliage is really lighting up in the entire area. Today's image was taken in Ashe County, where elevations are a bit lower than Blowing Rock. The color is really starting to fill in. Tomorrow, we'll head up to higher elevations to try to [...]
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