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Linville Falls

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Water flows over the upper falls at Linville Falls en route to the 45-foot plunge. (Photo by Skip Sickler) Elevations (MORE)

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Old Cranberry School

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A line of colorful maples stands outside the Old Cranberry School in Avery County, N.C., while windswept leaves create patterns (MORE)

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Crossnore

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Fall colors envelop a barn on U.S. 221 beween Crossnore and Linville Falls in Avery County, N.C. (Photo by Skip (MORE)

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Erwin’s View Overlook

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The Linville River winds through colorful trees near Erwin’s View Overlook at Linville Falls. (Photo by Skip Sickler) This moderate, (MORE)

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Flat Rock Trail

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Fallen leaves gather on a mushroom-ridden log near Grandfather Mountain. (Photo by Skip Sickler) At the highest elevations in western (MORE)

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Valle Crucis

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Green and gold intermingle on this hillside in Valle Crucis, N.C. (photo by Skip Sickler). Just a few miles away, (MORE)

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Avery Co.

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Psychedelic sumac trees line the side of a rural road in Avery County, N.C. (Photo by Skip Sickler) This beautiful (MORE)

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Beacon Heights

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Vivid red blueberry bushes, dark green rhododendrons and the oranges and yellows of autumn trees provide a kaleidoscope of color (MORE)

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Mill Pond

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Downstream from the Mill Pond in Banner Elk, runoff from Tuesday’s storms gushes among the still-colorful trees. (Photo by Skip (MORE)

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Meadows

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Water droplets collect along the stems of a burning bush (Euonymus alatus) at Grandfather Mountain. (Photo by Kellen Short) While (MORE)

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Hampton’s General Store

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A sugar maple shines in glorious gold and green outside the Old Hampton Store in Linville. (Photo by Skip Sickler). (MORE)

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Deer Habitat

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A deer ambles through the animal habitat at grandfather Mountain as if admiring the autumn splendor around her. (Photo by (MORE)

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Grandfather Lake

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While fall color is reaching peak on the high-elevation ridges of Grandfather Mountain, the lower elevations around Grandfather Lake prove (MORE)

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Camp Yonahnoka

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Fall colors dance on the edge of the lake at Camp Yonahnoka, just south of Grandfather Mountain in Linville. (Photo (MORE)

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Boone Fork Trail

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A bridge over the Boone Fork Creek transports hikers to a wonderland of fall color along the Tanawha Trail outside (MORE)

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Linville Ridge

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Fall color seeps from the upper reaches of Grandfather Mountain to areas below to create a picturesque scene in Linville. (MORE)

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Rough Ridge Overlook

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The sun rises above the varied yellows, oranges and greens of Rough Ridge, off the Blue Ridge Parkway. (Photo by (MORE)

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Rough Ridge Overlook

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A hiker gazes at the beauty from Rough Ridge, looking south toward the Linn Cove Viaduct and the peaks of (MORE)

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Price Park Picnic Area

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Morning fog lifts to reveal shades of autumn color on the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Price Park Picnic Area (MORE)

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The crimson leaves of the sourwood tree are among the most showy now visible in the High Country’s forests. (Photo (MORE)

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Bass Lake

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Many maple trees surrounding Bass Lake in Blowing Rock, N.C., are beginning to shed their leaves, while others are still (MORE)

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Tanawha Trail

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A stately red maple stands watch over a pasture off the Tanawha Trail near Holloway Mountain Road in Blowing Rock (MORE)

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Linn Cove Viaduct

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Bright yellow goldenrods coordinate pleasantly with the changing leaves near the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway, as (MORE)

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Stack Rock

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The view from Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak shows bursts of vibrant color appearing near the Stack Rock Parking Area on (MORE)

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Price Lake

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A fisherman enjoys the stillness of Price Lake, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, where the water (MORE)

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Grandfather Ridgeline

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Afternoon sun hitting the western slopes of Grandfather Mountain in Linville shows fall color trickling into western North Carolina. (Photo (MORE)

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EXPERIENCE NATURALIST WEEKEND MAY 16TH-18TH

The annual Grandfather Mountain Naturalist Weekend returns May 16-18, offering an in-depth look at the Mountain’s plants, wildlife and history (MORE)

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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND IS NOW OPEN

Online registration for the 2014 Nature Photography Weekend (to be held May 30-June 1, 2014) begins at midnight (12 a.m.) (MORE)

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REGISTRATION FOR 2014 CRITTER CRAWL IS NOW OPEN

Click here to register for the Grandfather Mountain Critter Crawl

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TEMPERATURES PLUMMET TO -17 DEGREES ON GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Temperatures took a nosedive Monday and Tuesday on Grandfather Mountain, reaching a low of -17 degrees early Tuesday morning. Equipment (MORE)

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  • We had an amazing time. I loved the new top shop - it's definitely something to be proud of. Having severe arthritis in my hips, the elevator was a Godsend!  Thank you for such wonderful people. This trip was great. We got to see the bears fed an afternoon snack. You have such wonderful views too! I know we'll definitely be back again. Thanks for wonderful memories.


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    Barlow, Kentucky
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