Fall color dapples the landscape at Beacon Heights, located at milepost 305.2 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fall color change has been more prevalent along this particular stretch of the parkway, which wraps around Grandfather Mountain, including Rough Ridge at milepost 302.8. With temperatures expected to drop as the week progresses, experts anticipate an accompanying shift in color. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation