Before I get too deep into this morning’s post, the Photo of the Day up top is another awesome Fall color shot from up at Grandfather Mountain from Skip Sickler. He posted on the Fall Color Guy post:

From Grandfather: Cool, clear days and nights have jump-started fall color in the High Country, as demonstrated by this view of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Grandfather Mountain’s Top Shop. Experts believe his coming weekend could offer peak color in the area’s higher elevations. Photo by Skip Sickler.

Just yesterday morning I was predicting that peak Fall colors around here would hit within 7-10 days. However, there is also no question that the cooler-to-cold temperatures over the last couple of nights have, indeed, started the ‘patchwork paint job’ here in the mountains.

Capture from the Lodges at Eagles Nest Camera this morning. Click to Enlarge

You can’t really see the orange hue in the photo above via the camera, but as I exited Sleepy Hollow this morning I caught myself saying “wow” as the color was much more vibrant overnight.

The Weather Forecast for this Weekend’s Fall Festivals…

Woolly Worm Festival and the Valle Country Fair is this weekend.

The forecast for the last several days was that this Saturday would be a wash-out. Not so much now as we’re meant to see some sunshine around noon-two PM and after on Saturday. That bodes well for festival goers and leaf-gawkers alike.

I will be headed over to the Woolly Worm Festival and I’ll be around filming, flying the drone and enjoying the good eats and fun in general.

Tonight I will head over to the Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train with some family and friends. It should be a cold evening. I’ll share some footage of those events over the coming days.

SPEAKING OF EVENTS – (decent segue, huh?)

Our crack team of content writers have been in communication with and scanning all of the ski areas of the region for all of their events for the coming season from now through the end of March. You can get all of those events at http://www.skisoutheast.com/calendar/

 

Snow New is Good News Hoodies? (We got ’em)

If you guys would be interested in being able to purchase SkiSoutheast and Snow News is Good News tees and hoodies, let us know!

Check out the new “Snow News is Good News” hoodie. We’re considering setting up a store to sale these as well as SkiSoutheast tees, hoodies and boggans, etc. and we’d like to see if you guys would be interested.

If you’ve ever gotten any of our hoodies and “SkiSoutheast” wear, you know we only get the best material. We’re thinking of putting a few things for sale online and giving away any profits to various foundations related to our mountain communities.

Drop me an email and let me know what you think? [email protected] 

We are still working on a ton of content to catch you guys up with and I can only ask that you guys keep checking back

In the interim…here are some nice websites that we hope you’ll check out and share with your mountain friends. Email me personally at [email protected] with any questions, thoughts or input.

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.