By Hailey Blevins
The Fall Color Guy, Dr. Neufeld, expects that the colors are nearing their end for this year, not quite reaching the peak everyone hoped for this year. The trees have lost some of their leaves in the past week, but there are still many bold colors to be found in the High Country.
In his Fall Color Report last week, the Fall Color Guy wrote, “Below the Parkway, forests are still primarily green, although I did see color extending down to about 2,000’ in some locations today. These areas usually peak at the end of October, and sometimes into the first week of November, so if conditions get more conducive for producing fall colors, the best colors may be in the foothills instead of the High Country.” Read the full Fall Color Report for the Week of October 21st here.
The area surrounding the Linville River is seeing an abundance of yellows, as the picture above, taken on October 29th, shows. Frank Ruggiero, Director of Marketing & Communications for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, recommends a visit to this area for color viewing this week.
Be sure to get out and visit the High Country this week or next to see the bright colors while they remain!
For more Grandfather Mountain fall color photos, or to plan a trip, visit www.grandfather.com.