The color in the higher elevations is still lovely with mostly reds and a bit of yellow.
A treat for the eyes no matter the season.
Looking Glass Rock, so named because the water on the rock face freezes in winter and the sun makes the mountain shine like a mirror.
At slightly lower elevations, there is more color including the yellows and oranges.
At a drop of a thousand feet the color is more pronounced. At John Rock the color is gorgeous.
Davidson River delights the trout fishermen and women. They dot the river all along its way.
We will be making trips up to the Parkway until it closes for the winter. When our children were younger we used to take them to the Cold Mountain Overlook where the gates keep automobile traffic from entering. During winter it is such a treat to walk the Parkway in the snow. Perhaps we will take the dogs up there this year.