Fall Colors At Grandfather Mountain Oct 5-9, 2015

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*For more information on the colors check out the Fall Color Report page*

Here’s a collection of the fall colors appearing at and around Grandfather Mountain this week.

Monday October 5 – Rains brought on from Hurricane Joaquin create a colorful fall cascade on Boone Fork Creek, located on the Tanawha Trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. For more fall color photos from Grandfather Mountain, visit http://bit.ly/1QTBQjY. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Tuesday October 6 – Fall color grows increasingly brilliant in the North Carolina High Country, especially at elevations higher than 4,000 feet. From this vantage point on the Blue Ridge Parkway, featuring the Linn Cove Viaduct and Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge and Top Shop, viewers can observe the stratifying effect elevation has on fall color. Photo by Frank Ruggiero | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Wednesday Oct 7 – The iconic Linn Cove Viaduct winds through a High Country autumn. With many leaves having already changed on Grandfather Mountain, experts are expecting this weekend to offer leaf-lookers some prime viewing. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Thursday October 8,2015 – Fall color splashes in the lake at Camp Yonahnoka in Linville. Despite autumn’s early start, the recent bout of cloudiness and precipitation seems to have prolonged the leaf season in many areas throughout the High Country. As such, visitors to Grandfather Mountain can expect some brilliant fall color this weekend. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Friday October 9 – Brilliant maple leaves greet a duo of motorcyclists on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Rough Ridge. Motorists can expect heavier traffic than usual on the parkway this weekend, as peak color continues its steady approach in the High Country. Photo by Jim Morton | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.

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