Seasonal color sits along the banks of Boone Fork Creek. The creek and its bridge — part of the popular Tanawha Trail — can be accessed from milepost 299.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The trail, named after Grandfather Mountain’s Native American moniker, meaning “fabulous hawk,” connects with the mountain’s Daniel Boone Scout and Nuwati trails. With much of the Parkway’s lower elevations still relatively green, experts are expecting superb color this coming weekend. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation