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Fall color in the NC High Country is spotty right now and the vast majority of the landscape is still covered in green leaves. This beautiful burst of red color has popped up on a maple tree along N.C. 105 in the Invershiel area. (Photo by Skip Sickler)

The highest elevations in the area like Grandfather Mountain and Beech Mountain will be the first locations to start seeing widespread autumn color over the next two weeks.