We went into the mountains yesterday to see the changing colors. We weren't disappointed. As you can see, it was glorious.
Usually when we go, the temperature isn't much different from home. But yesterday...by the time we got in the mountains, the temperature had dropped 23 degrees. Yikes. And of course we hadn't brought jackets. That would have been much too sensible.
Apparently, everyone else had the same idea. Blowing Rock was packed. I've never been there when there were so many people. We found out later App had a game going on, so between tourists and game goers the area was flooded with people.