09.12.12 01:38 PM
Story by Randy Johnson Fall tints trees all across North Carolina, but autumn’s allure is most colorful where suddenly chilly temperatures turn northern tree species to brilliant reds and yellows. People rightly associate that scenario with New England’s northern climate, where maples, birches, beeches, and other species flame in postcard colors. Luckily, Vermont-like autumn color isn’t as far away as Vermont. The highest Southern Appalachian summits have been called an “arm of New England reaching deep into the South.” Eastern America’s loftiest peaks—northwest North Carolina’s Mount Mitchell, the East’s highest at nearly 7,000 feet—receive as much snow in winter as... click here for more
11.2.11 03:08 PM
The calendar may say October and early November but you wouldn't know it if you're looking out your window from any of the ski area mountains from Wisp Resort in Deep Creek, Maryland through all of the West virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina mountains.
Nearly 20 inches of natural snow has fallen in OCTOBER ALONE at Canaan Valley, Timberline and Snowshoe Mountains in West Virginia and anywhere for 3-6" of snow has fallen in the last few weeks across Virginia and North Carolina.
...all of that and we're still a few weeks away from seeing the first of the ski areas... click here for more