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Fall Photo: October 1, 2016

Welcome to our Daily Fall Photo posts! For our first daily post, we headed up to the area around Grandfather Mountain, which is always among the first places to show fall color. The peak of Grandfather Mountain is right around 6000 feet, so color generally begins...

Daily Photo- October 26

  While the most vibrant and consistent color can be found at elevations around 3000 feet, there is still a lot of autumn beauty to be found at nearby elevations. Today was again overcast, but even a dim day can’t hide the warmth of autumn maples. This...

Daily Photo- October 21

Just because this elevation is “past peak” doesn’t mean all the color is gone. While there are some bare trees here and there, all of the green has pretty much filled in and rich shades are replacing the brighter tones of the early season. Along...

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...

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 in...