While fall color is nearing its peak at higher elevations, locations below 4,000 feet, such as Linville, are starting to catch up. (Photo by Skip Sickler)

Sunday and Monday, Oct. 11 and 12, are looking to be glorious days for leaf-looking, with forecasts predicting sunshine for much of the High Country, including Grandfather Mountain. Grandfather Mountain’s extended autumn hours continue this Sunday, as the park will remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.