North Carolina High Point Hike
Highpoint 36. North Carolina, Mt. Mitchell, 6578 ft, 10/12/03
Used Wingers' book for guidance. Zumwalt's book has an area road map.
There are rest rooms at the drive-up trail head.
While Asheville motel rooms were completely full because of visitors looking for fall leave color, I encountered no traffic on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at 7 am. Noticed 5 cars at the first vista, so I stopped. Everyone was waiting to see the sunrise, which occurred at 7:45 this day.
It was foggy on top. I'm sure the fog burned off later in the day. I did not wait, because I wanted to summit Kentucky yet today.
|North Carolina highpoint|
|The benchmark is located in the stone outcrop visible behind the sign and to the right.|
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