Fall Foliage Update–October 19, 2009

Despite the rain, wind, and ice over the weekend, fall color remains quite strong in the area, with some sections just moving into “peak”.  Temperatures were down to a low of 28 this morning, but will be much warmer throughout the next couple of days.  Along the ridge top, ice hung in the trees most of yesterday, making for an unusual sight.  It is rare that we see the ice and the fall foliage competing for attention.

Color should be very good throughout the remainder of the month.  The best way to make sure you get to see great color is to cover lots of ground.  Differing conditions mean that some pockets will transition to fall much earlier than the average, and some pockets will be much later.  Conditions that affect the timing include elevation, which direction the slope faces, and many more.

Of course, the first step in getting to see great fall color in the Virginia mountains is to be there!  And what better way to do that than by renting one of our Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain cabins.