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Afternoon sun hitting the western slopes of Grandfather Mountain in Linville shows fall color trickling into western North Carolina. (Photo by Jim Morton)

Grandfather Mountain will offer guided leaf-looking walks at 1 p.m. on Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 to showcase the splendid colors and describe the science behind color change. “The Colors of Grandfather Mountain” walks are included with park admission.