Fall colors are slowly developing this week in the Parkway's high and middle elevations. Cooler temperatures should continue to help this progress along. Have any of you seen nice color where you live?
Photo from October 19, 2018 at Green Knob Overlook, MP 350.4 #fall #blueridgeparkway
It's Friday...we hope you take a chance to put your feet up and relax, maybe even at one of the hundreds of beautiful Parkway overlooks. Does anyone have Parkway plans for the weekend?
Photo from October 19, 2018 at Glassmine Falls Overlook MP 361.2 between Craggy Gardens and Mount Mitchell. #weekend #friday #blueridgeparkway #findyourpark
It's Earth Science Week!
The mountains that form and surround the Parkway are the visible results of plate tectonics. Our road cuts present an astounding variety of rock types and features, making the Parkway the perfect place to celebrate.
Ravens Roost MP 10.7 #earthscience #rocksrock
In the spirit of the season, enjoy this spookily serene view on trail last week.
(Mount Pisgah Trail, MP 407) #findyourtrail
"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the seas, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can learn from books." - John Lubbock
Photo of sunset from MP 425 by Robert Stephens, © 2018 All Rights Reserved.
These cool temps should speed up fall color very nicely! Although fall color has been delayed this season due to higher than average temperatures, there is still hope for the weeks to come. Enjoy a Parkway journey and see for yourself!
Photo of Devils Courthouse on October 19, 2016 by Kristina Plaas. #fall #finally #blueridgeparkway #mountains #findyourpark
Heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Micheal have caused the closure of the Linville Falls Picnic Area near MP 316. The campground and access to the Visitor Center remain open at this time. Please check the realtime road map before heading out on the Parkway today, as the road status could change at any time. Link in the bio.
We know this rain sure can be a bummer, but at least it makes our waterfalls look niiice! Take advantage of the abnormally wet fall and get in a waterfall hike while the water is flowing. #waterfallwednesday
Photo of Linville Falls by volunteer photographer Joshua Moore, © 2018 All Rights Reserved. #waterfall
The Parkway is home for many different animals, including this green frog found at Cahas Knob Pond (MP 139). What's your favorite animal to spot on the Parkway?
Join us this Thursday at Julian Price Park Campground for BARKway on the Parkway! Events include an informative talk on how to camp and hike with your dog; an interpretive walk with a ranger; a National Park -themed photo booth; and a swearing in of all attending "Bark Rangers." It's sure to be a great day celebrating man's best friend! Check out the link in our bio for more details. #dogsofinstagram #trail #hiking
This week's forecast predicts substantial fog for much of the Parkway, which means decreased visibility on "America's Favorite Drive." Slow down, stay focused, and use your headlights to ensure the safety of yourself and others. #safety