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 to the ground. This week will be the optimal time to enjoy leaf displays from view areas, where you would look down onto or hike down into foliage-heavy elevations. For example, the views from Thunder Hill Overlook and the Blowing Rock attraction will be shifting from green, and the hike into John’s River Gorge on the Glen Burney Trail should be colorful very soon. Below 3000 feet, colors are still moving toward peak. Below that, foliage is still mostly green.
Blowing Rock Country Club Golf Course
elevation 3640 feet
Up at the Blowing Rock hospital, the leaves are thinning. The view from the hospital toward Moses Cone shows some bright foliage on nearby slopes, but the ridges at Flat Top are showing less color.