Thursday, October 20, 2011

Grandfather Mountain and Linn Cove Viaduct (Blue Ridge Parkway 4)

We had seen enough of Grandfather mountain and its color before we got to the overlook that this time the crowd didn't deter us. The parking area was full and cars overflowed into every available off road space.
Color is what we came for and here we found it at its peak.
Our first look at the Linn Cove Viaduct. This was the last part of the Parkway built, opening in 1987, 52 years after the road was begun. The viaduct was built to protect a particularly fragile area on the side of Grandfather Mountain.

Apparently even the birds were awed by the view.


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I'd say your timing was perfect on this trip for the fall color.

  2. I've just been catching up with your last few posts from the Blue Ridge. Fantastic colour. Great pictures. Thanks.

  3. Great shots. We were out that way a couple of weeks ago and didn't see nearly this amount of color.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

  4. I would love to drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway! This is one of the places I've told my husband I'd like to take a vacation to.