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Oct 11, 2015 - Mount Mitchell and Blue Ridge Parkway

Sunday morning, I checked out of the hotel early and got on the road. I was in Asheville when the sun rose and from there, got back on the Blue Ridge Parkway heading northbound. I stopped at a couple overlooks for views of the fall foliage, before heading into the clouds where visibility dropped to zero. At lower elevations, I was below the clouds so still had good views. I stopped quickly at Tanbark Ridge Overlook with nice views of the clouds lingering in the valleys. Then I stopped a couple miles ahead at View Lane Pinnacle. After...

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Apr 28, 2012 - Mount Mitchell Hike

This weekend, we headed up to Mount Mitchell to hike up to the highest point in North Carolina and the Eastern United States. Sure, you can drive to the top, but that's no fun! We left the Triangle early Saturday morning and drove to the campground at the base of Mount Mitchell. We stayed at the Poplar group site at Briar Bottom Campground, adjacent to Black Mountain Campground. After checking in, we started our hike up the Mount Mitchell Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail. This trail is pretty steep, gaining more than 3500 vertical feet in less...

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Jun 22, 2011 - Mt Mitchell State Park

We had a great day today investigating Mount Mitchell State Park in the Black Mountains of North Carolina. As we headed to Mount Mitchell State Park, we decided that we could not tell what mountain range we were looking at. You can see the Blue Ridge Mountains from Mount Mitchell but Mount Mitchell is part of the Black Mountain Range with is shaped like the letter J and is only 15 miles long. Mount Mitchell is 6,684 feet high and is the highest point east of the Mississippi. Another interesting thing we learned is that the climate of the...

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