Stories by Fall Color Hunter

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Orange Tree in Fall

Each autumn, the Asheville Fall Color Hunter teams up with local foliage experts and area attractions to bring you the annual fall color forecast, as well as weekly update on when and where to catch the best and brightest fall color in the region.

2015 Fall Color: Colorful Canopy

Fall Color Report for October 22, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Color at lower elevations shines near Mount Mitchell. Photo by Appalachian Exposures. The first frosts of the season passed through the mountains this week providing a catalyst for more widespread fall color throughout the mid-range elevations, which include areas immediately surrounding Asheville and those between 2,500 and 3,500 feet, with 3,000 feet being a sweet spot

2015 Fall Color: Winding BRP

Fall Color Report for October 15, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Anyone heading out on a fall color excursion this week will not be disappointed. Fall foliage has reached its peak in the higher elevation (above 5,000 feet) and is now descending into areas between 3,500-4,500 feet. In this mid-elevation range, trees are currently around 50-75% in transition, depending on where you’re viewing. In the Asheville area, the color transition

2015 Fall Color: East Fork Overlook

Fall Color Report for October 8, 2015

Fall Color Hunting A colorful view from Rough Ridge (milepost 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway). Photo by Robert Stevens. The significant rainfall has finally passed us by and we’ve returned to our normal weather patterns of warm sunny days and cool nights, which are the key ingredients to a stellar fall color season. Fortunately most of the forests were predominantly green across Western

2015 Color Report: Silver Run Falls

Fall Color Report for October 1, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Colorful leaves light up MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain. Photo by Skip Sickler and courtesy of Grandfather Mountain. What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday, our fall color hunters reported early patches of color in areas that don’t typically transition until later in the season, and it appeared we were on course for an earlier color schedule than usual.

2015 Color Report: Linville Peak from Cliffside

Fall Color Report for September 24, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Asheville is getting its first glimpse of autumn hues popping up around the mountains and it won’t be much longer until peak fall color is widespread. The weather across the mountains has so far provided the perfect recipe for spectacular fall color. Mickey Shortt, the chief naturalist at Grandfather Mountain , says, "We've had a lot of nice, bright, sunny days in

2014 Fall Color Milepost 399

2015 Fall Color Forecast: Prepare For a Spectacular Leaf Season

Weather Trends Align For An Eye-Popping Fall  An exceptional display of fall color fireworks is coming to the Blue Ridge Mountains—all thanks to the weather. That’s what biologists and climate scientists are predicting for Mother Nature’s 2015 fall foliage display across the Asheville area, home to one of the longest and most colorful autumn leaf seasons in the world.