The Road from Black Mountain

Heading southeast from Black Mountain on NC 9, you cross the Eastern Continental Divide at 3,000 feet. From there, the colors were at their peak all the way to Round Mountain north of Chimney Rock. The sun was setting, and the leaves took on an ethereal glow all through the woods.
Sundance Ridge at Round Mountain

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Little Pisgah at SunsetLittle Pisgah Mountain at 4,300 feet dominates the southwest horizon from Round Mountain.

Sundance Ridge RoadThe road to Sundance Ridge on Round Mountain was ablaze with the best color I’ve seen this season. For those purists out there, these are the colors just as they appeared in my raw digital image. Being there, they seemed artificial in their brilliance.

The trees on Round Mouintain are well over 100 feet tall.

The trees on Round Mouintain are well over 100 feet tall.


Looking toward Stone Mountain, the woods were glowing, even as the sun disappeared.
Stone Mountain Sunset

From the gap between Round and Stone Mountains, the view toward the northeast featured Grandfather Mountain in the center, with the peaks of Linville Gorge to his right. Sometimes the light at dusk is more rewarding than full sunlight.
Stone Mountain Overlook

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