The view from nearby Grandmother Mountain sees Grandfather Mountain draped in fall colors. While Grandfather Mountain’s leaves peaked last week and this past weekend, the mountain’s mile-high elevation offers a stunning viewpoint to see the abundance of color in the valleys below. According to Dr. Howie Neufeld, Appalachian State University biology professor and “Fall Color Guy,” there is still a lot of green to be found in in the surrounding High Country, meaning this coming weekend should offer some prime leaf-looking. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation