The flanks of Grandfather Mountain are alive with color as illustrated with this photo taken at Cliffside Overlook in the park. Another great view of the color on the Mountain right now can be seen on Hwy 105 in the Tynecastle area. (Photo by Skip Sickler)
The Woolly Worm festival in Banner Elk wraps up today. A frost is predicted for the area tonight and snow flurries are even in the forecast for later this week.