Hi Res Photos-Fall

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High Resolution Photos — Fall

All photographs here are available for free download and publication to accompany articles in newspapers and magazines. These images may not be sold to any party, and may not be used in brochures, advertisements or other commercial context. To request any of these images as tif files, contact us by email (frank@grandfather.com) or call 800-468-7325.

To capture the high resolution image: Double click on the underscored, blue link which identifies the photo you wish to capture. That will open the image. After the image is fully opened, right click (for Mac, control click) on the image and save it to your hard drive.

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photo by Hugh Morton (1.3 MB)

As seen from the Foscoe community between Boone and Linville, the profile of Grandfather Mountain depicts the silhouette of a bearded man facing the heavens.


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photo by Hugh Morton (1.1 MB)

The award-winning Linn Cove Viaduct crosses the southern slope of Grandfather Mountain.


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photo by Jim Morton (.741 MB)

The Linn Cove Viaduct carries the Blue Ridge Parkway gently across the slopes of Grandfather Mountain.


photo by Hugh Morton (1.74 MB)

Colorful maples in MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain.


photo by Hugh Morton (1.02 MB)

Rainwater runs off quickly from the high slopes of Grandfather Mountain, creating picturesque mountain streams as it goes.



photo by Hugh Morton (1.2 MB)

Driving along country roads littered with fallen leaves is one of the more magical traditions of autumn.


autumn-attic-window.jpg photo by Hugh Morton (1 MB)

Looking up at Grandfather’s Attic Window Peak from the Blue Ridge Parkway is especially colorful because of the profusion of maple trees in that area. The bright foliage of the hardwoods stands out against the gray cliffs and is punctuated by the deep greens of the Spruce Firs.

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  • My wife and I along with our daughter, son in law and grand daughter recently visited the mountains and one of the highlights was our trip the Grandfather Mt. The reason it was great was because everything is handicap accessible.  My wife is wheelchair bound and we were able to include her in everything even the bridge. She was so happy because she was able to tell everyone the story of the first time she ever walked across the bridge and how it was made of wood. The animal park was the best and the highlight for our grand daughter. We were on vacation for a week and the trip to Grandfather was the last day and we truly saved the best for last. Thank you for all you do to make this State Treasure open to all.
    Chocowinity, NC
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