Happy autumn! Friday, Sept. 22, marks the first day of fall 2017, and Grandfather Mountain is already showcasing its seasonal colors. With color rapidly changing at elevations between 6,000 and 5,000 feet, guests to Grandfather Mountain could expect to see peak or near-peak conditions toward the top of the mountain — as seen here from the park’s Cliffside Overlook — this very weekend. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation