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This is the time of year many Swannanoa Valley residents and their guests live for. The air is cooler, the skies seem clearer and the mountains pop with the kinds of colors that make the Blue Ridge Parkway surge with leaf-lookers.
Local nature photographer Jack Ollis has been hiking to and photographing waterfalls in the region lately. Responsible for many of the gorgeous shots The Black Mountain News uses in its Facebook banner, Ollis brings an eye to nature that invites hikers into the woods and non-hikers into his photos.
His latest batch of waterfalls photos might give you an idea of where to hike during this gorgeous time of year. Stay on the trail and don't forget your camera.