Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 6, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Color 10/6/2017

Asheville NC Fall Foliage Color 2017 reports

Spotty color continues in the higher regions (running a few days late). While color started a little early due to cool weather, the last few weeks of summertime temperatures slowed the transition. Best color now is above 4,500 feet elevation, including NC Highway 215 near the Parkway and the Parkway north of Linville Falls to Grandfather Mountain (Rough Ridge super scenic hike is peak color). Note: Many trees, especially in the highest elevations, have been stressed by high winds from Irma, followed by summer-like temps and very dry weather. So many ridges above 5,500 feet peak peak have mostly brown hues or leafless trees, while valley views are still green. Watch for more updates on our Facebook page.
Weather Outlook: Plenty of sun and very warm today with clouds arriving on Saturday. Rain is expected Sunday and Monday from Nate (but we really need the rain!). Since most leaves are still green in mid and lower elevations, they should survive. 

 

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