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Yesterday was a blustery day at Grandfather and many leaves did fall to the ground.  However, many leaves still remain on the trees as illustrated in the Skip Sickler photo taken at MacRae Meadows. Today’s beautiful weather should continue through the weekend and be great for leaf lookers.

Brilliant color can be found all the way down to elevations of 2,500 feet, including the towns of Todd and Spruce Pine.  US 221 between Linville and Blowing Rock is beginning to come alive with fall color and should be another popular route that is beautiful over the next week.