Monday, October 7, 2013

autumn blaze

The lands are lit with all the autumn blaze of golden-rod, and everywhere the purple asters nod and bend and wave and flit.
–Helen Hunt 

Above: A windswept tree atop Unaka Mountain ablaze with autumn. Unaka Mountain is 'near' peak right now. It's always hard to judge peak in the mountains. Some trees have already lost their leaves while others are still green. The trees on Unaka seem to change fast and then not last... so with the colder weather, I'd say this next week would be the perfect time to drive up and over Unaka to see some fall color.  One word of caution... Unaka Mountain Road has some deep ruts in places, so I recommend you take a high clearance vehicle on this trek. Here are detailed directions.

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