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Fall foliage flows along the Boone Fork Trail, located at Milepost 296.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Dr. Howard Neufeld, “Fall Color Guy” and professor of biology at Appalachian State University, reports that, despite the slow start, colors are now starting to jump out, most evident with the yellows and oranges of birches, poplars, magnolias and maples. In addition, a few bright red maples, sourwoods and black gums can be spotted on area hillsides. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation