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A View from Mount Mitchell

Those who know me are well aware of my continuing quest to kick acrophobia out the window once and for all. Thought I’d share a few pictures of our road-trip yesterday up to Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains and the highest point in the eastern United States. This is the highest up I’ve ever been. For those of you who’ve been much higher and think this is a simply a walk in the park – humor me. I’m terrified this high up (mainly during the drive up and down), but for some reason the mountains keep calling me back. It’s so beautiful and peaceful here, even if it does scare me to death.


20 responses

  1. Good Lord. 8ft ladder is my limit. Can’t even look out window from 5 story building or higher. With grandkids on top of the world , however.

    January 29, 2012 at 9:53 am

    • We have that in common, Carl – my third-floor condo threw me for a loop. It took work for me to be able to go to the edge of my balcony. And grandkids are the BEST! πŸ™‚

      January 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  2. EL

    Stunning photos! wow!



    January 29, 2012 at 9:54 am

    • Thank you so much, El! πŸ™‚

      January 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  3. Mom~

    What beautiful pictures! I don’t believe I have ever been there. You look COLD!!!

    January 29, 2012 at 10:05 am

    • It was cold – a thirty-degree difference at the summit! The wind chill is what got you. πŸ™‚

      January 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

  4. Wow! Amazing pictures, particularly the icicles. I can see why you can’t stay away!

    January 29, 2012 at 10:09 am

    • Thank you India! Your photography on your page is lovely and I can’t wait to see more! πŸ™‚

      January 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

  5. We went to Mount Mitchell last Summer, amazing views. I have a small fear of heights and I have to admit the drive up to the observation point once inside the park was working on me. But once we got to the top it was all worth it. We also have a blog entry on Mount Mitchell.

    January 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

    • Thank you guys for stopping in! Incidentally, Myrtle Beach is one of my most favorite places – I enjoy visiting there. I look forward to perusing your travel bits here shortly! πŸ™‚

      January 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm

  6. I have a thing with mountains so that explains why I was summoned to drop something here. πŸ™‚

    Anyway, kudos for being able to make it on that 6,578 elevation. I could see how strong the wind is up there. Except for that part with ice on it, I must say that this mountain looks a lot like Mt. Tirad ( in the Philippines.

    January 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    • Oh my gosh, Sony – that photo is absolutely breathtaking! It’s true that the mountains provide a peacefulness unlike no other. I didn’t appreciate them fully until recently! πŸ™‚

      January 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  7. What a great mountain. I like climbing mountains. It’s always breathtaking

    January 31, 2012 at 12:06 am

  8. Thanks, Cocomino! Yes, the mountains seem to be the most calm and serene environment ever. πŸ™‚

    January 31, 2012 at 7:52 am

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    February 19, 2012 at 5:39 am

  11. Nandini

    Beautiful photos. I loved loved the last one! Cool. πŸ™‚

    March 5, 2012 at 7:43 am

    • Thanks so much, Nandini! πŸ™‚

      March 5, 2012 at 7:52 am

  12. Chilly! I love the photo of the ice. Gorgeous scenery.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

    • Thanks! I’d like to go back for another visit when the visibility is better.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:53 am

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