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What a Beautiful Day in the High Country on Friday, Snow Coverage and Plenty of Sun

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With snow coverage and plenty of sunshine, Friday was a beautiful day to be outdoors. Snow blindness might have been the only drawback. Photos by Ken Ketchie


By Jesse Wood

Blue skies dominated the state of the weather on Friday afternoon, which turned into a great “snow day” for children with schools being out to close the weekend. On Saturday, the temperature will be cold but slightly warmer. Plus, the sun should be out on Saturday before clouds and rain return on Sunday.

Here are some pictures depicting how beautiful the day was on Friday.

Sledding in Blowing Rock


Sledders enjoying a roadside hill near the Blowing Rock Country Club


Snowman giving a way from the shores of Lake Chetola in Blowing Rock.


Pretty shot of the creek leading into Chetola Lake.


Lake Chetola in Blowing Rock.


A little bitty snowman holding up well in the sunlight of Friday afternoon.


A view from the road leading up to Appalachian Ski Mountain.


What a great day for skiing. It was a perfect day at Appalachian Ski Mountain.