Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2017 - 3

64

Features

JOHN PARK

24

Departments

24 Holiday Celebrations

The mountains are about to come
alive with parades and tree cuttings,
hot cider with chestnuts, and more.

48 Hope Diamond: The
Asheville Connection

It was at times treated rather
casually by its owner.

by Marla Hardee Milling

by Marla Hardee Milling

34 The Lingering Beauty of Late

54 Youngest Appalachian Trail

Our photographers capture the best
of the season.

As you receive this magazine, Baby
Ellie Quirin is nearing the end of
her trek.

Autumn: A Photoessay

40 Was a North Georgia Boy
First in Flight?

There was a patent for a "flying
apparatus" a quarter century
before the Wright Brothers.

by Joe Tennis

44 The Beauty and Tragedy of

6 Letters/Worth a Click/ Contributors
7 From the Editor
10 Mill Creek Stories
12 Creature Feature
14 The Good Walk
16 Mountain Report
17 Festivals & Events
20 Country Roads
64 Singing in the Garden
66 Guest Column

Thru-Hiker Coming Home

by Carrie Cousins

64 Breakfast!

ON ThE COvER

And not just any . . . one that has
been in the making for more than
75 years.

by Fred & Jill Sauceman

the Hemlocks

The wonderful paintings of Lowell
Hayes bring the plight to full light.

Photographer Jason Penland happened upon Falling Spring
Falls on a late-autumn road trip. The falls, near Covington,
virginia, is about 80 feet in height, and viewable from U.S.
220. See page 34 for more great late-fall photography.

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by Nan Chase

N

Shuyler
Roanoke

Selected placeS viSited in thiS iSSue
(page number)
Asheville,NC.....................28,48

Roanoke,VA....................... 58

Burnsville,NC .........................23

Schuyler,VA........................ 22

Gatlinburg,TN........................21

Union County, GA...............40

Hot Springs,NC.......................14
PigeonForge,TN ....................33

Weaverville, NC ............... 22
Region-wide stories: .......24, 34, 44

Weaverville
Sevierville
Burnsville
Gatlinburg

Hot Springs
Asheville

Union County

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