Greetings from beautiful western North Carolina! The leaves are turning faster and faster with each new day. We’ve had a cooling down of the daytime temperatures this week, and evenings are clear and crisp…that should speed up the leaf changing and make for a perfect Autumn.

The lake has been reflecting the leaves quite nicely over the past few days. Close up of the reflection:

Here at an elevation of 2,500 feet, there’s still plenty of green in the forest, but yellow, red and orange are catching up quickly and the leaf peak will be here before we know it! This photo was taken along the east forest service trail near the Inn (an awesome place to hike):

Vibrant colors are being reported at higher elevations along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mt. Pisgah. If you’re heading this way over the next few days, check out the popular hiking spot known as Graveyard Fields (elevation: 5,100-5,400 feet at Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 418.8) — leaf peepers are reporting brilliant displays of color there.

Be sure to check out the Asheville Fall Color Hunter Blog for the latest fall foliage reports in our area.

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