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The top peaks of Grandfather Mountain are coated in rime ice this morning as fog is freezing to the trees along the ridgeline.  This photo was taken at Smoketree Lodge off of NC Hwy 105 where fall color is still very bright.  (Photo by Katie Casella)

While there are still many fall hues brightening the landscape of the High Country, the color is really developing along the routes that lead into the area like NC 181 from Morganton, US 221 from Marion and US 421 from Wilkesboro.