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This spot on Grandfather’s eastern flank, just above the Blue Ridge Parkway, turns early each year due to the soil and vegetation in the area.  The blast of color can currently be seen from higher elevations on the Mountain such as Scheer Bluff and the Mile High Swinging Bridge.  (Photo by Skip Sickler)

While the majority of trees in the NC High Country are still green, the journey from town to town is becoming more colorful every day.  Spotty color can be found in most areas above 3,500 feet.  The intersection of NC 105 and NC 184  is typically a good early location to look for color.