HIGHEST - Mountain Peak East of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell
Posted by: PersonsMD
N 35° 45.886 W 082° 15.901
17S E 385646 N 3958596
Quick Description: Mount Mitchell is the HIGHEST peak in the United Staets East of the Mississippi River. Standing at 6,684 feet and located in Mount Mitchell State Park just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2011 8:18:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMBHX0
"There are a few places in the world that still stand apart from the ordinary. Rising more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds, Mount Mitchell State Park is one of these extraordinary places.
In the crest of the timeworn Black Mountains lies the summit of Mount Mitchell, at an elevation 6,684 feet it is the highest point east of the Mississippi. For those who ascend this mighty peak, what looms in the horizon is a feast for the eyes—breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling ridges and fertile valleys. Forested and forever misty, 1,946-acre Mount Mitchell State Park will provide you with some of the most tranquil moments you'll ever experience."
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