A view of Grandfather Mountain from the Upper Creek Falls parking area off of NC 181, south of Jonas Ridge.  Upper Creek Falls, in Burke County, is a popular spot for hikers and fishermen.  (Photo by Skip Sickler)

 The High Country has experienced some incredible fall weather the last few days and it is forecasted to continue throughout the week.  The upper elevations and towns such as Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk are past peak at this point but the color is very nice along routes up to the mountains from the piedmont.