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It’s a chilly day on Grandfather Mountain with morning temperatures in the low 30s at the Mile High Swinging Bridge.  Fall color is still beautiful in the overcast weather as illustrated in this Skip Sickler photo of a stream along Wilson Creek just above the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Beautiful routes right now are in the Blowing Rock and Boone areas, on NC 105 between Foscoe and Linville, on NC 184 between Tynecastle and Banner Elk, on 194 between Boone and Todd and the Blue Ridge Parkway around Grandfather Mountain.