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An autumn adventure around Blowing Rock’s Bass Lake

By David Rogers. BLOWING ROCK, N.C. — Adventure takes many forms, with many different experiences in the High Country, even a relatively tranquil walk around Blowing Rock’s Bass Lake. Almost a mile around, it is an easy hike, but filled with spectacular autumn scenes during peak season for the “leaf peepers.”

Here are some scenes from the afternoon of Oct. 14, ranging from almost ghostly looking into a dark bog, to the luminous golden glow of trees preparing to shed their leaves before winter. Add in some reflections across the lake’s still waters or angular criss-crossings of tree branches — maybe even catch the sun peeking through the branches and leaves —  and Mother Nature is on fine display.

All photos by David Rogers.


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