Watauga River

Watauga River

Oct 26, 2014

Fallen leaves litter rocks along the Watauga River on the Profile Trail at Grandfather…

Linville Falls

Linville Falls

Oct 25, 2014

Water flows over the upper falls at Linville Falls en route to the 45-foot plunge. (Photo by…

Old Cranberry School

Old Cranberry School

Oct 24, 2014

A line of colorful maples stands outside the Old Cranberry School in Avery County, N.C., while…

Crossnore

Crossnore

Oct 23, 2014

Fall colors envelop a barn on U.S. 221 beween Crossnore and Linville Falls in Avery County,…

Erwin’s View Overlook

Erwin’s View Overlook

Oct 22, 2014

The Linville River winds through colorful trees near Erwin’s View Overlook at Linville Falls….

Flat Rock Trail

Flat Rock Trail

Oct 21, 2014

Fallen leaves gather on a mushroom-ridden log near Grandfather Mountain. (Photo by Skip…

Flat Rock

Flat Rock

Oct 20, 2014

Views of Grandfather Mountain from the Flat Rock Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway prove that…

Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis

Oct 18, 2014

Green and gold intermingle on this hillside in Valle Crucis, N.C. (photo by Skip Sickler). Just…

Avery Co.

Avery Co.

Oct 17, 2014

Psychedelic sumac trees line the side of a rural road in Avery County, N.C. (Photo by Skip…

Beacon Heights

Beacon Heights

Oct 16, 2014

Vivid red blueberry bushes, dark green rhododendrons and the oranges and yellows of autumn…

Mill Pond

Mill Pond

Oct 15, 2014

Downstream from the Mill Pond in Banner Elk, runoff from Tuesday’s storms gushes among the…

Linville Bluffs

Linville Bluffs

Oct 14, 2014

Heavy fog and rain greets visitors to the High Country today, but the autumn colors provide a…

Meadows

Meadows

Oct 13, 2014

Water droplets collect along the stems of a burning bush (Euonymus alatus) at Grandfather…

Hampton’s General Store

Hampton’s General Store

Oct 12, 2014

A sugar maple shines in glorious gold and green outside the Old Hampton Store in Linville….

Deer Habitat

Deer Habitat

Oct 11, 2014

A deer ambles through the animal habitat at grandfather Mountain as if admiring the autumn…

Grandfather Lake

Grandfather Lake

Oct 10, 2014

While fall color is reaching peak on the high-elevation ridges of Grandfather Mountain, the…

Camp Yonahnoka

Camp Yonahnoka

Oct 9, 2014

Fall colors dance on the edge of the lake at Camp Yonahnoka, just south of Grandfather Mountain…

Boone Fork Trail

Boone Fork Trail

Oct 8, 2014

A bridge over the Boone Fork Creek transports hikers to a wonderland of fall color along the…

Linville Ridge

Linville Ridge

Oct 7, 2014

Fall color seeps from the upper reaches of Grandfather Mountain to areas below to create a…

Rough Ridge Overlook

Rough Ridge Overlook

Oct 6, 2014

The sun rises above the varied yellows, oranges and greens of Rough Ridge, off the Blue Ridge…

Rough Ridge Overlook

Rough Ridge Overlook

Oct 5, 2014

A hiker gazes at the beauty from Rough Ridge, looking south toward the Linn Cove Viaduct and…

Price Park Picnic Area

Price Park Picnic Area

Oct 4, 2014

Morning fog lifts to reveal shades of autumn color on the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Price…

Oct 3, 2014

The crimson leaves of the sourwood tree are among the most showy now visible in the High…

Bass Lake

Bass Lake

Oct 2, 2014

Many maple trees surrounding Bass Lake in Blowing Rock, N.C., are beginning to shed their…

Tanawha Trail

Tanawha Trail

Oct 1, 2014

A stately red maple stands watch over a pasture off the Tanawha Trail near Holloway Mountain…

Linn Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct

Sep 30, 2014

Bright yellow goldenrods coordinate pleasantly with the changing leaves near the Linn Cove…

Stack Rock

Stack Rock

Sep 29, 2014

The view from Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak shows bursts of vibrant color appearing near…

Price Lake

Price Lake

Sep 28, 2014

A fisherman enjoys the stillness of Price Lake, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing…

Grandfather Ridgeline

Grandfather Ridgeline

Sep 27, 2014

Afternoon sun hitting the western slopes of Grandfather Mountain in Linville shows fall color…

Jesse Brown Cabin

Jesse Brown Cabin

Sep 26, 2014

Hints of fall color are emerging along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including outside the Jesse…