Much of the foliage color in the area is taking on a softer quality, a slight shift from the brighter colors of early fall. Oak trees in the area are showing rich color now, too, and their colors tend to be deep and bold. There appears to be some color remaining to develop, which can be seen on this ridge along Highway 321 between Blowing Rock and Boone.
Highway 321 between Blowing Rock & Boone
elevation 3425 feet