Head for the hills!

October 31, 2013 

This weekend could be the peak period for viewing fall foliage in the South Carolina mountains.

Maples and hickories are changing colors, and the oaks should be close behind, according to the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

The higher elevations in South Carolina are expected to be at peak this weekend or early next week. Lower elevations turn a few days after the mountain peaks.

Leaf-peepers usually flock this time of year to S.C. 11, which runs in the foothills of the mountains from I-26 near Landrum to I-85 near the Georgia line. Because October has been warm with the exception of one cool snap, colorful leaves are expected to remain on some mountain branches through the second week of November.

Joey Holleman

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