Fall Color On Grandfather Mountain Oct 24-28, 2016

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

Fall color is served on Table Rock near the Linville Gorge, in this photo taken last week. While wind and rain brought down many leaves over the weekend, experts are happy to report there’s a surprising amount of trees that have held on to their color, including many in the Linville Gorge. To see more fall color photos, visit Grandfather Mountain’s 2016 Fall Color Gallery at www.grandfather.com. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Fall color cruises along U.S. 221 near Linville. Exports report that colors are just past peak at elevations of 3,000 feet and above. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Fall meets falls at the Linville Falls Visitor Center, located near Milepost 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Autumn colors continue to thrive at elevations near and below 3,000 feet. According to Dr. Howard Neufeld, “Fall Color Guy” and professor of biology at Appalachian State University, oaks are now changing, including pin, red and scarlet, and some color remains to develop, despite this past weekend’s high winds.  Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Maple leaves change their shade at Linville Falls, near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although fall color has mostly peaked at elevations higher than 3,000 feet, spot color continues to pop throughout the High Country. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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A brilliant autumn sky joins vibrant fall color in a reflection on the Linville River. While much of the High Country’s fall foliage is past peak, spot color still abounds, and elevations lower than 3,000 feet continue to change. Fortunately, Grandfather Mountain offers a unique vantage point to watch that change progress through the valleys below and beyond. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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