This Skip Sickler photo was taken from The Chimneys on the eastern rim of the Linville Gorge, looking north toward Table Rock.  The leaves in this area should be at peak this weekend with lots of red foliage in what has been a predominantly “yellow autumn.”

Grandfather Mountain is offering the last of the seasonal “Colors of Grandfather” guided walks today and Sunday, the 35th Annual Woolly Worm Festival is taking place in Banner Elk all weekend and many other festivals and concerts are occurring throughout the region.  Visit www.mountainsofnc.com for area information.