Daily Photo: October 1

It’s another wet day in the area, but that doesn’t stop the arriving fall color from lighting up the views. Today, the trees around Tweetsie Railroad and High Gravity Adventures are starting to show really nice fall foliage colors, especially those in the parking area. You can see from the photo below that the trees on the slopes in the background are still mostly green, as they usually are at this point in the season. Usually, we’d say give those slopes a week before looking for peak color there. However, the local rain and cloudy conditions may stall the transition. We will have to wait and see.

Splashes of color like this one can be found at Blowing Rock’s elevation, but the most consistent color is at higher elevations for now. For those undeterred by rain, the area on the Blue Ridge Parkway between Rough Ridge and Grandfather Mountain (around the Linn Cove Viaduct, where yesterday’s photo was taken) is one of the prettiest spots right now.

Fall Color at Tweetsie Railroad

At Tweetsie Railroad
elevation 3335 Feet

 

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