October 24, 2007
Fall foliage continues to emerge along the Appalachian Mountain chain. The higher elevations in the region (above 3,500 ft) are showing high to peak color. The lower elevations and valleys are still in the moderate range, however. The highest elevations in northeast West Virginia have rapidly passed peak. Elsewhere in the region, foliage color change is low to moderate.
This is a great time to visit the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina, the Shenandoah National Park in western Virginia, much of West Virginia and western Maryland.
Leaf drop is low (in the lower elevations) to moderate (in the higher elevations) in most of the region. The isolated areas past peak are reporting high leaf drop.
This information provided by Marek D. Rzonca, The Foliage Network.
Next Report: Sunday, October 28, 2007