Fall color lights up MacRae Meadows at the base of Grandfather Mountain in this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 24. Foliage is currently peaking in many locations on Grandfather Mountain, with brilliant colors even beginning to spread to the WNC High Country’s lower elevations. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Fall color is reflected in the lake at Camp Yonahnoka in Linville, as Grandfather Mountain stands tall in the background. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation