Category: Appalachian Mountains

Cardiovascular Contortion on Old Rag Mountain

Tucked into Shenandoah National Park in Madison County, Virginia, is Old Rag Mountain. With a low peak standing staunchly at 3,284 feet (1,001 m) and a prominence of less than half that, it offers a fun hike for all skill levels, with two routes to the summit. The more strenuous hike – considered by many …

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Traversing the White Mountains’ Presidential Range

They say you are who you hang out with. For this reason, it is difficult to get a true sense of a mountain until you spend some time with its neighbors. Sometimes the character of one peak may be better appreciated after having explored others in the same range. You know what you’re looking at …

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Standing Indian Mountain’s Monster is No More

The mountains hold so much wonder. I feel a billowing sense of wonder whenever I stand on a giant rock which was forced up by energy deep within the Earth to soar above the crust many millennia ago. A mountain top is a place to look around and gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating …

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Mount Guyot (Great Smoky Mountains)

Mount Guyot Mount Guyot is a part of the Appalachian Trail, which goes across the south slope of the mountain. The mountain and trail are on the eastern side of the Great Smoky Mountains, which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountain lies on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, between …

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Clingman’s Dome

Clingman’s Dome Clingman’s Dome has an enigmatic background, the Cherokees believed that Clingman’s Dome, or Kuwa’hi, which translates to “mulberry place,” was home to White Bear, the great chief of bears. The mountain is a part of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains, which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and …

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Mount LeConte (Tennessee)

Mount LeConte (Tennessee) Tennessee’s Mount Le Conte is a popular tourist spot and is famous for having the highest altitude lodging in the eastern United States. The LeConte Lodge boasts an elevation of 6,593 feet. The mountain is an attractive vista in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, along with the two higher peaks in the …

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Sand Mountain (Alabama)

Sand Mountain Sand Mountain is a sandstone plateau that mainly lies in northeastern Alabama in Marshall County, and extends to the tip of northwestern Georgia to southeastern Tennessee. In Tennessee, parts of the the plateau are known as Raccoon Mountain and Elder Mountain. Buck’s Pocket State Park is located in the Sand Mountain area. Country: United States Mountain Range: Far Southern …

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Oak Mountain (Alabama)

Oak Mountain This 1,271 foot mountain is located just north of Double Oak Mountain in Shelby County, Alabama. Oak Mountain and Double Oak Mountain are in Oak Mountain State Park, where visitors can enjoy a number of recreational activities. Guests can see the rehabilitated injured native birds at the Alabama Wildlife Center on the Tree Top …

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Bald Rock Mountain

Bald Rock Mountain Bald Rock Mountain is located in Cooks Springs in St. Clair County, Alabama. Its gentle slopes offer walkable hiking trails and lovely hilly views. Country: United States State: Alabama Mountain Range: Far Southern Appalachian Plateaus, Cumberland Plateau, Appalachian Plateaus, Appalachian Mountains Height: 1,594 feet / 486 meters Photos

Talladega Mountains

Talladega Mountains The Talladega Mountains are a part of the southern Appalachians that reach across Clay, Talladega, and Cleburne counties in Alabama. The Talladega Mountain peak is the second highest in Alabama. Before the area was purchased by the federal government in the 1930’s, the Talladega forest had been logged so much that it turned …

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