Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Daily Fall Photo: October 11, 2017
Beautiful blue skies beckoned this Wednesday, and the morning sun lit up the emerging fall color on the slopes of Grandfather Mountain. Milepost 303 on the Blue Ridge Parkway has a great view of the Linn Cove Viaduct, as well as the ridge above that hosts a portion of the [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 10, 2017
Today's view is a good representation of color progression below 4000 feet. It's been very cloudy and rainy over the last few days, but views are colorful despite the covered skies. Today, Grandfather Mountain is reporting foliage that is near or at peak color. Here at lower elevations, color is [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 9, 2017
There are a lot of leaves on the ground after last night's wind and rain, but still plenty left on trees here in Blowing Rock. This pretty golden-canopied view is just inside Chetola Resort, near the headwaters of the Middle Fork River. There has been a rather significant shift in [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 8, 2017
Another overcast day in the High Country as edges of hurricane weather move into the area. This old maple by the Jesse Brown Cabin on the Blue Ridge Parkway is still brilliant under the gathering clouds. You can also see that some emerging color is tinting the trees behind the [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 7, 2017
The weather has made a definite shift from all the clear blue skies of the past week. Fall color brings warmth to all the fog and mist, however, and a hike on the Tanawha Trail at Rough Ridge Overlook doesn't disappoint even on an overcast day! Color at this elevation [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 6, 2017
Today, there is plenty of fall color to enjoy on the routes between Blowing Rock and Linville. This view is from Highway 221, called Yoahlossee Road. Gorgeous blue skies have been the perfect backdrop to developing color this week! Previous Color Update >> Next Color Update>> Back to Main Fall [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 5, 2017
While peak color for the Blowing Rock and Boone area is still some time away, there are some striking displays of fall foliage here and there. This brilliant red maples are showing their brightest hues right now along Blowing Rock Road in Boone.  Lots of green can still be seen [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 4, 2017
The golden tones of morning and afternoon light really make the fall colors come alive! Here, the maples on Main Street behind the Speckled Trout show off brilliant orange and scarlet. This year, the peak color times are proving difficult to predict. Daily weather has a large impact on the [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 3, 2017
A misty morning can't dull the festive color of the Town's autumn displays! Here is one of them, in front of the memorial at Memorial Park on Main Street. The fruits and flowers accentuate the beauty of the Garden Club's work along the wall. Previous Color Update >> Next Color [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 2, 2017
The chilly fall weather brought the first frost of the season to much of the High Country this weekend. Cooler temperatures help accelerate the color transition, so we're looking forward to even more changes in the foliage displays this week. This view from Boone's Trace Overlook on the Blue Ridge [...]
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