View from the Summit

Mount Mitchell is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains and the highest peak in mainland eastern North America. It is located near Burnsville in Yancey County, North Carolina, in the Black Mountain subrange of the Appalachians, and about 32 miles (51 km) northeast of Asheville. It is protected by Mount Mitchell State Park and surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest.
The mountain was named after Elisha Mitchell, a professor at the University of North Carolina, who determined its height in 1835, and fell to his death at nearby Mitchell Falls in 1857, having returned to verify his earlier measurements.

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Uploaded: Mar 12, 2015

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Tags: Tent site at Mt. Mitchell, camping, Mt. Mitchell, the highest pick, Asheville, Pisgah National Forest, Black Mountain subrange, Appalachian Mountains

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digipan

digipan

posted 2 days ago

great

valizali

valizali

posted 2 days ago

Yes, it is a huge mountain ridge. Thanks, all!

craftsworkinmom

craftsworkinmom

posted 3 days ago

That's a lot of mountains

bphotos

bphotos

posted 3 days ago

great

kovilvns

kovilvns

posted 3 days ago

nice