I am fortunate to have a family mountain house within a short drive to Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway/Mountains. I try to go as much as possible, but work makes it hard to go as much as I would like. If there is one time of the year I won’t miss not matter what, it’s Fall. Charleston is nice in the fall, but you can’t beat the amazing natural color of Autumn in the mountains.
This year the leaves started to turn a little later than usual as October temperatures were warmer than usual. I started my exploration at higher elevations since leaves always change color from top to bottom. The first couple of days were spent up on the Blue Ridge and then lower is Pisgah National Forest toward the end of the week. We found some beautiful scenery up high just off the parkway, down low on several different trails, and some of the BEST colors in our own backyard.
Once again Fall in the mountains didn’t disappoint. On my drive back to Charleston the temperature went from a cool, brisk, 75 degrees to a warm, humid, 88. I guess I shouldn’t complain though, I mean it’s really not so bad having to leave the mountains for the beach.
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