|View from Mount Mitchell|
The Blue Ridge Parkway winds the ridge line from Virginia down through North Carolina with many wonderful places to stop and view the mountains. This view if from Mount Mitchell, just off the Parkway inside a 1,855 acre North Carolina State park. Mount Mitchell rises to 6,684 feet above sea level, the highest peak east of the Rockies.
Because of the altitude, many of the plants and animals are like those native to alpine environments of Canada. Mt. Mitchell is part of the Black Mountain range, formed more than a billion years ago. Six peaks in the small range are among the ten highest in the eastern United States.
The Gallery has this framed print from the National Park Service. The frame is Arts & Crafts style by Dard Hunter. What a wonderful way to bring the mountains back to your home!