Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains and the highest peak in the eastern United States. It was the highest point in any state of the United States until Texas joined the union in 1845. The nearest higher point is Lone Butte in Colorado, 1189 miles (1913 km) west. Mount Mitchell is located near Burnsville in Yancey County, North Carolina, in the Black Mountain subrange of the Appalachians, and about 32 miles (51 km) northeast of Asheville. It is protected by Mount Mitchell State Park and surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest.

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Assault On Mount Mitchell
... The Assault on Mount Mitchell is an annual bicycling endurance contest in South Carolina and North Carolina first held in 1974 ... The ride starts in Spartanburg, South Carolina and ends at the summit of Mount Mitchell in Mount Mitchell State Park in Yancey County, North Carolina ... It spawned the Off-Road Assault on Mount Mitchell, which has taken place since 1999 ...
Mount Craig (North Carolina)
... Mount Craig, 6,647 feet (2,026 m), is the second highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains and second only to 6,684 feet (2,037 m) Mount Mitchell in eastern North ... Mitchell and is within Mount Mitchell State Park and the Pisgah National Forest ... Mount Craig was named in honor of Locke Craig, the governor of North Carolina from 1913 to 1917 responsible for establishing Mount Mitchell State Park in 1915 as the ...
Mount Mitchell - Environment - Climate
... The summit area of Mount Mitchell is marked by a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb), with mild summers and long, moderately cold winters, being more similar to southeastern Canada ... Climate data for Mount Mitchell Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °F (°C) 34.2 (1.2) 36.2 (2.3) 42.6 (5.9) 50.6 (10.3) 58.0 ...
Black Mountains (North Carolina) - History - Elisha Mitchell and Thomas Lanier Clingman
... In the early 19th century, Mount Washington in New Hampshire was believed to be the highest summit in the Eastern United States, an assumption many North Carolinians began to ... state dispatched North Carolina professor Elisha Mitchell (1793–1857) into the western part of the state to measure the elevation of Grandfather, the Roan Highlands, and the Black Mountains ... Using a crude barometer, Mitchell gained measurements for Grandfather and Roan with apparent ease, although he struggled to discern which of the Blacks was the highest ...

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