Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Mt. Mitchell.. I'm high again dude! Higher!

We took the RV on a side trip off the Blue Ridge Parkway up to the summit of Mt Mitchell, the highest point on this side of the Mississippi River

at 6,684 ft elevation..

You can drive up to a parking lot near the summit and there is a snack shop/gift shop /rest station there, but then you need to hike up a short, somewhat steep trail to the summit area and an onbservation tower. Billy and i made that trek and her are some shots from up on high.
The plant life is amazingup here. Check this link for the ecology of Mt. Mitchell... http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/momi/info.html


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