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Mount Mitchell

This is one of those rare days when Mount Mitchell isn’t socked in. That’s Catawba rhododendron in the foreground. Mount Mitchell is actually the highest point to the left in this photo of the Black Mountain ridge. It’s also the highest point in North America East of the Mississippi River. The ridge tapers off around Burnsville, North Carolina… beyond is Tennessee. In 1915, Mount Mitchell became North Carolina’s first State Park.



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