Another day of high winds here at Grandfather.  Temperatures are in the high 40s and winds are sustained around 40 as well.   Today’s photograph was taken from MacRae Meadows and illustrates the random splashes of color that are normal for early October.  Much more to come!

The best routes for color right now include NC 105 at the intersection with NC 184 at Tynecastle; and the Blue Ridge Parkway between Beacon Heights at milepost 305 and Julian Price Park at milepost 295.  Other high places to look for great color will be Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain.