It’s fascinating every Fall to watch the colors wander from the top of the mountains to the lower valleys. When the sap runs from the cooler weather and a more oblique angle to the sun, the leaves show a natural color as the chlorophyl recedes to the tree roots.
Our folks always want to know the “Peak Week” that shows the brightest of the remaining foliage. This week, we’ve had hiker reports from the higher tops like Max Patch and Black Balsam. As we go through the middle of October, expect the color to drop down to the 4,000 ft. Elevations along the Cashiers ridge, along the Parkway to Mt. Pisgah and the Devil’s Courthouse, and around the Blue Ridge towns of Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Banner Elk and Brevard. The month will wind down with the color finding the lower elevations in Asheville, Saluda, Marion, Chimney Rock, and Tryon.
Exercise patience. We play host stop many, many leaf lookers. The highways and byways get crowded, especially on the weekends, but the wait is worth it on these bright, sunny days as the suns rays amplify the colors in the waning leaves. If you need suggestions on where to visit, just ask. We're natives. We know the area and can help guide you. Enjoy your tour.
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