Fall Color On Grandfather Mountain Oct 17-21, 2016

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*For more on the fall colors visit the Fall Color Report page*

Autumn colors have been a bit late arriving in the North Carolina High Country this year, but the foliage show is beginning to get dramatic. This photograph taken Monday from the Blue Ridge Parkway shows that peak color is probably just a few more days away on the southern slopes of Grandfather Mountain. To see more fall color photos, visit Grandfather Mountain’s 2016 Fall Color Gallery at www.grandfather.com. Photo by Jim Morton | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Fall color embraces the slopes of Grandfather Mountain, as seen from the boulders at neighboring Grandmother Mountain. According to Dr. Howard Neufeld, “Fall Color Guy” and professor of biology at Appalachian State University, color should peak at elevations near 3,000 feet around Tuesday or Wednesday this week. Fortunately, color is expected to still be abundant over the weekend, which Neufeld feels will be a prime time to see colors in the Boone, Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain areas. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Vibrant oranges, yellows and golds lead the way to Grandfather Mountain along the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to experts, warm temperatures this week could slow down leaf color development, potentially prolonging peak color through the weekend. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Early morning light on Thursday brightened the roadside foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Linn Cove Viaduct on Grandfather Mountain. Autumn color is now at peak in many parts of the North Carolina High Country and is expected to be dynamic for at least another week. Photo by Jim Morton | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Autumn foliage climbs its way up the Linville Gorge. Experts believe fall color is currently peaking at higher elevations and will continue to do so throughout the weekend. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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