Along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Mid-October

It was 31 here this morning, and ice was on the cars. Yesterday I went back to Grandfather Mountain to see what had changed since I was there twelve days ago. The colors had muted, but they were still breathtaking. This was Linn Cove Viaduct, and the area to either side, just south of Blowing Rock.
Linn Cove Viaduct in Yellow

Linn Cove Viaduct  4

Blue Ridge Parkway Orange

Table Rock from Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway Firs

Blue Ridge Parkway Rocks

Just south of Linn Cove Viaduct is the overlook toward Lost Cove Cliffs and Morganton…
Blue Ridge Parkway Toward Morganton

Just south of Linville Falls, you’ll find an overlook that faces the west rim of Linville Gorge…
Toward Linville Gorge

A turn to your left, and the Parkway frames Sugar Ski Mountain to the north’ This is the perfect time to be on a Harley, cruising on the Parkway.
Blue Ridge Parkway Motorcycles

A little farther south, and the Black Mountain Range is visible on the southwest horizon.
Overlook toward Black Mountains

Getting off the Parkway at Linville, this chestnut church made a nice spot to just sit an relax.
Linville Chestnut Church

5 thoughts on “Along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Mid-October

  1. Thanks Van for reminding me how beautiful the North Carolina mountains are this time of year. My family used to go up that way every fall when we lived in Charlotte.

  2. Vann,

    I want to thank you for being at Karen’s memorial. I hate I didn’t get to speak to you much but your being there meant a lot to all of us. We miss Karen so much and are trying to accept what God has willed for her. It’s hard but our comfort is in knowing that she is in a better place and no longer suffering.

    I also want to let you know how much I do enjoy your emails. I get to enjoy all the beauty of the mountains through your wonderful photography.



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