Making the challenging drive to Wiseman’s View on the southern rim of Linville Gorge is always a treat. The colors are yet to peak, but every day is dramatic at this time of year. The above view is toward the northwest, with the Linville River 1,500 feet below.
Hawksbill Mountain, above, presents one of the most rewarding climbs in all the Blue Ridge Mountains. The rock formations are formidable. It dominates the northern view from the South Rim.
The canopy path leading from the gorge is especially memorable in the fall.