This is the gravel access road down the backside of Beech Mountain just as the leaves are starting to change. On most maps, you'll only see a single way on and off the mountain (Beech Mountain Parkway) and I always felt like there must be another way down in case of a forest fire or other emergency. After a little exploring, and asking around, we found it. It's actually one of the best maintained gravel roads I've ever seen as it winds its way down the mountain for a few miles.
This photograph was captured with a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone.