Yes, there is another leaf report! This image was taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway overlook between Linville Falls and Little Switzerland, NC. The camera is facing west picking up portions of the Orchard at Altapass and northern McDowell County.
Yes, many leaves have fallen, but many remain. Depending upon the elevation, the southern views share stunning colors. The ride along the Parkway is always breathtaking. The colorful tree canopy escorts the driver around curves and straight aways, where this driver exercised a lot of self-control. I wanted to stop in the middle of the road to capture more photos!
So, yes, this week you will enjoy a Parkway ride between Mt. Mitchell and the Linville Falls community. A couple of notes, the Orchard at Altapass/MP 328.3 and the Switzerland General Store and Cafe/MP 334 are closed for the season. The Switzerland Inn & Shops, Emerald Village, and Little Switzerland Books and Beans are open.
When planning to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway, on the day of your drive, check the interactive closure map. This link provides live updates. https://www.nps.gov/maps/full.html?mapId=e212fcb5-4ff9-4787-bbe4-3d40cc0d0daa#9/35.9536/-81.8893
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