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Asheville offers leaf peepers opportunity to scope ‘brilliant’ fall colors

Asheville, N.C., officials are making their pitch for leaf peepers looking for brilliant colors this fall. “A long spell of dry weather during the spring and summer could provide some of the most brilliant colors seen in several years for leaf-lookers headed to the mountains of Western North Carolina this autumn,” Katherine Mathews, an assistant professor of biology specializing in plant systematic at Western Carolina University, said in a news release. Because of its location