Today’s photo is looking southwest from the road in Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest.  The Wilkes County forest has trails marked with exhibits and displays as well as picnic areas.  (Photo by Monty Combs)

Fall color is really dipping to lower elevations now.  The drives up to the NC High Country; such as NC 181 up from Morganton, US 221 up from Marion and US 421 up from Wilkesboro; are especially beautiful right now.