Over the weekend, as predicted, leaf color peaked right on time for those areas located above 3,000 feet. The areas are north of Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 316, in the Grandfather, Blowing Rock, Boone areas.
The good news is south of Milepost 316, the coloration process will probably need another 5-6 days before leaves truly "pop" with a wave of mountainside hues. This image was taken on a cloudy morning, at Deer Lick Overlook, Milepost 337.2 between Little Switzerland and Crabtree Falls.
As we've always claimed, our area is fortunate to experience an extended leaf season. Our elevations range from just under 4,000 feet above sea level to 1,200 feet above sea level creating longer days with gorgeous leaf color.
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