Blue Ridge Parkway and the Black Mountains

Every year I drive up NC 80 from Marion to the Blue Ridge Parkway, then go west on NC 80 to the Mt. Mitchell Golf Club. This year, the best color was just at 3,000 feet, and the area just below the Parkway was dramatic.

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KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Once on the Parkway, the Overlook toward the east was worth the 2,000 foot climb.toward-marion

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Driving across the Blue Ridge, the golf course below 6,680 foot Mt. Mitchell was a contrast in seasons.mitchell-golf-1

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4 thoughts on “Blue Ridge Parkway and the Black Mountains

  1. Beautiful! Looking mighty orange and yellow on street. Went to Unicoi off I-26 yesterday. Still about a week from peak. A gorgeous time of year. Nancy

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