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  Mount Mitchell (North Carolina) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mount Mitchell is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains and the highest peak in the eastern United States (and 2nd highest in all of eastern North America, Barbeau Peak is the highest).
The mountain was named after Elisha Mitchell, a professor at the University of North Carolina, who determined its height in 1835 and fell to his death at nearby Mitchell Falls in 1857, having returned to verify his earlier measurements.
The ascent of Mount Mitchell is now rather easy, since a road off the historic and scenic Blue Ridge Parkway runs nearby, and a 300-metre or 1000-foot trail leads through a conifer forest to the top.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mount_Mitchell_(North_Carolina)   (474 words)

  
 Mount Mitchell
Mount Mitchell is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains at 2,038 m (6,684 ft).
The mountain was named after Elisha Mitchell[?], a professor at the University of North Carolina[?] who measured its height in 1835.
The ascent of Mount Mitchell is rather easy, since a road runs nearby, and a 300-m (1000-ft) trail leads through a conifer forest to the top.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/mt/Mt._Mitchell.html   (117 words)

  
 Elisha Mitchell and the Black Mountains
Mitchell was well known for his extensive knowledge in a number of fields, and he was one of North Carolinas great scholars.
Mitchell had hiked to the top of the ridge where he had been in 1835, on the high peak itself, and had become lost on his return from the top.
This was during the peak of the destructive clear-cutting of Mt. Mitchell and Beeson and Mathis are keen to note the stark contrasts between the wildness of the Cane River Valley, and the unsightly heavily logged eastern slopes of the Blacks.
ncnatural.com /Resources/Adventure/Black-Mtns.html   (2647 words)

  
 Mount Mitchell State Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mount Mitchell State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of North Carolina.
Located near Burnsville, North Carolina, it includes the peak of Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the eastern United States.
The park also serves as the finish line for The Assault on Mount Mitchell.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mount_Mitchell_State_Park   (141 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Mount Mitchell State Park at Epinions.com
Mitchell explored the Black Mountain range and is the one who figured out how to calculate heights for the range.
The reason we visited Mount Mitchell with school classes was because it is the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.
Mount Mitchell is a half hour north of Asheville, NC in Burnsville.
www.epinions.com /content_29655338628   (883 words)

  
 Black Mountains
Mount Mitchell (6684'), in the middle of the range, is the apex of the entire Appalachians, with the closest peak higher than its 1.25 mile elevation over 1,200 miles away, in New Mexico's Rocky Mountain foothills.
Mount Mitchell State Park covers a small area near its namesake, and Pisgah National Forest controls the range's east slopes, but there are not a whole lot of hiking trails, no sheer cliffs, and no rocky summit pinnacles in the Blacks.
South of Mount Mitchell the spur road parallels the Black Mountian crest past minor Mount Hallback (6300'), Mount Gibbes (6520'-not to be confuesed with Gibbs Mountain further north) and Clingmans Peak (6520'-not to be confused with Clingmans Dome in the Smokies).
www.peakbagger.com /range.aspx?rid=16440   (804 words)

  
 greenville.com news: Mount Mitchell.
Mount Mitchell, with its distinctive summit and storied past, has long been of great interest to all who live nearby or visit the area.
But now Mount Mitchell State Park is proud to present its beautiful new museum to replace the 50-year-old former museum, with exciting, interactive displays and state-of-the-art computerized exhibits.
Wilson, a mountain man who led a search party onto Mount Mitchell in search of the missing Dr. Elisha Mitchell (for whom the mountain is named), had a cabin on the mountain, and this exhibit is very near an exact copy of that cabin.
www.greenville.com /news/mtmitchell.html   (467 words)

  
 GORP - Mount Mitchell - Hiking around Asheville
One of Mitchell's former students, Thomas Clingman, who was at this time a United States senator, leaped into the fray and announced that Dr. Mitchell had erred and that the correct altitude of the mountain was 6,941 feet.
Mitchell's remains were later exhumed and transported to the peak of the mountain that bears his name-a fitting tribute to one of the leading scholars of his age and one who brought the mountain to such public attention.
To reach Mount Mitchell, the easiest and surest route is to join the Blue Ridge Parkway at Asheville and travel 35 miles north to NC 128.
gorp.away.com /gorp/publishers/countryman/hik_ash2.htm   (1410 words)

  
 The Trees of Mount Mitchell
The spruce-fir forest of Mt. Mitchell is a remnant of the vast boreal forest of the last ice age.
In 1835, when Elisha Mitchell reached the peak of Mount Mitchell, the forest was still so thick he was obliged to climb a tree and cut out some branches in order to see where he was.
Mitchell is one of the wettest places in North America, receiving 84 inches of rain a year.
www.main.nc.us /BMCP/mitchell.html   (5243 words)

  
 Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Mount Mitchell, in the Black Mountains, is not only the highest point in North Carolina, but also the highest east of the Mississippi River.
Mount Mitchell State Park, established in 1915, is the oldest state park in the Tarheel State.
Thomas Clingman and Elisha Mitchell engaged in a lengthy dispute about which of the two men had been the first to accurately measure the mountain.
americasroof.com /nc.shtml   (757 words)

  
 Sherpa Guides | North Carolina | Mountains | Mount Mitchell/Mount Mitchell State Park
Mount Mitchell's peak is well known as a biological island, an isolated environment that the retreating glaciers of the Pleistocene left behind.
Elijah Mitchell, a science professor at the University of North Carolina and head of the North Carolina Geologic Survey, set out to prove just that in 1835, using bear trails, a mountain guide named Big Tom, a barometer, and mathematical formulas.
Mount Mitchell's peak and its top slopes were once densely covered with Fraser fir and red spruce.
sherpaguides.com /north_carolina/mountains/black_mountains/mount_mitchell.html   (1398 words)

  
 SummitPost.org - Mount Mitchell Climbing Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Mount Mitchell, located about 35 miles northeast of Ashville, in North Carolina's Black Mountains is the highest peak in the US east of the Mississippi River.
Mount Mitchell State Park Map (PDF): shows the park, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC SR-128, US FR-472, Mount Mitchell Trail, Black Mountain Crest Trail, etc. This is useful for all driving directions described above.
See the Mount Mitchell State Park Rules and Regulations page for specifics including the prohibition of alcohol in the park ;-) If you are camping you will need a permit inside the park.
www.summitpost.org /show/mountain_link.pl/mountain_id/412   (1167 words)

  
 MOUNT MITCHELL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Mount Mitchell is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains (and all of eastern North America) at 2038 meters or 6684 feet AMSL.
The mountain was named after Elisha Mitchell, a professor at the University of North Carolina and surveyor who measured its height in 1835.
The ascent of Mount Mitchell is now rather easy, since a road off the historic and scenic Blue Ridge Parkway runs nearby, and a 300-meter or 1000-foot trail leads through a conifer forest to the top.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/MOUNT+MITCHELL   (431 words)

  
 asheville.com news: Mount Mitchell Promises Cold Weather, Great Views (If It’s Not Snowing).
Mount Mitchell, part of North Carolina’s Black Mountain Range and the highest peak in the US east of the Rockies, is one of the more popular stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Mount Mitchell holds several North Carolina weather records, including Lowest Temperature of Record (-34 degrees F) on January 21, 1985, Greatest 24-Hour Snowfall (36 inches), on March 13, 1993, Greatest Single Storm Snowfall (50 inches) on March 12-14, 1993, and Coldest Weather Station (43.8 degrees F) annual average.
Mount Mitchell is an invigorating, energizing place to visit in the winter, but visitors must go with the knowledge that they are likely to be welcomed by bitter temperatures, fierce winds, and generally inhospitable conditions — dress accordingly.
www.asheville.com /news/mountmitchell1204.html   (467 words)

  
 Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains, by Timothy Silver. Preface.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
On that or some other such outing, my parents probably told me that Mount Mitchell, one of the peaks looming over the campground, was the highest mountain east of the Mississippi River.
Their summits, including the preeminent Mount Mitchell, comprise some of the most unusual natural environments in the American South, habitats that at first glance seem more like those of southern Canada and northern New England.
In 1857 Elisha Mitchell, the University of North Carolina professor for whom the tallest mountain is named, fell to his death while attempting to measure the summit.
uncpress.unc.edu /chapters/silver_mount.html   (1825 words)

  
 Mt. Mitchell State Park and the Black Mountains
Mitchell, the highest peak, is named for Dr. Elisha Mitchell, a professor of sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill who first suggested that the peak that bears his name was the highest in the range.
Mount Mitchell & the Black Mountains: An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America - Released 2003.
Mount Mitchell : Its Railroad and Tollroad - by Jeff Lovelace.
www.northcarolinaoutdoors.com /places/mountains/blacks.html   (1383 words)

  
 Division of Parks and Recreation--Mount Mitchell State Park, Things to do
Mount Mitchell offers a choice of trails from which to enjoy the nearby alpine woodlands.
Educational materials about Mount Mitchell State Park have been developed for grades 4-6 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts.
The Mount Mitchell program introduces students to the forest types of the Blue Ridge Mountains, focusing on the potential causes for forest decline in the mountains and at Mount Mitchell.
ils.unc.edu /parkproject/visit/momi/do.html   (797 words)

  
 Guided Hike - Mount Mitchell Trail
Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi river at 6,684'.
This is also one of the highest climbs of any trail in the area, ascending over 3,600' from the Black Mountain Campground to Mount Mitchell's summit, so it is quite difficult.
As you continue to climb, you'll pop out on the old railroad grade that encircles much of Mount Mitchell and provided a way for the loggers to get the fruits of their labor off the mountain.
www.hikewnc.info /trailheads/mitchell/guidedhikes/mountmitchell.html   (1056 words)

  
 Mount Mitchell North Carolina
Located in a 1,855-acre North Carolina State Park, Mount Mitchell (elevation 6,684 feet) is the highest point east of the Mississippi River.
For great views of Mount Mitchell from Mount Craig (6,645 feet, the second highest peak in the eastern United States), take a two-mile roundtrip hike through a Canadian-like forest.
Many of the trees on Mount Mitchell are dying from the Balsam Wooly Adelgid insect, air pollution, and acid precipitation.
www.romanticasheville.com /mtmitchell.htm   (811 words)

  
 Wildernet - Mount Mitchell State Park
The park is named after a Dr. Elisha Mitchell, a scientist and professor at the University of North Carolina who attempted to affirm that Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi.
Mount Mitchell State Park is about 2 miles north of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location - Mount Mitchell State Park is located approximately 33 miles northeast of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker #355.
www.wildernet.com /pages/area.cfm?areaid=NCSPMM   (774 words)

  
 asheville.com news: Mount Mitchell.
The Assault on Mount Mitchell is a 102-mile road race that starts at approximately sea level in Spartanburg, SC, and ends on the highest peak in the eastern United States, Mount Mitchell.
Mount Mitchell, at its peak, is 6,684 in elevation.
This year's winner of the 25th Annual Assault on Mount Mitchell road race was George Hincapie of Greenville, South Carolina.
www.asheville.com /news/mountmitchell.html   (392 words)

  
 Compass Monkey | Mount Diablo — Mitchell Canyon Loop, San Francisco
The trailhead for the Mitchell Canyon Loop starts at the parking lot at an elevation of about 600 feet (water is available).
The Mitchell Canyon Loop trail is a fire road, passing up Mitchell Canyon, along Mt. Diablo Creek.
The Mitchell Canyon Loop is a moderately to highly technical, rocky, singletrack that descends about 550 feet in about three-quarters of a mile.
www.compassmonkey.com /places/activities.php/79/hiking   (459 words)

  
 Hiking in Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina
At the crest of the rugged Black Mountains rises the highest peak east of the Mississippi River: Mount Mitchell.
Mitchell died after falling from the top of a 20 foot waterfall while descending the mountain through thickets of trees and rhododendron on a later trip to settle the argument.
It is settled today: at 6,684', Mount Mitchell is indeed the highest.
www.hikewnc.info /trailheads/mitchell   (621 words)

  
 Mount Diablo's Mitchell Canyon Loop
We had ridden the Mitchell Canyon loop before, but there is a natural extension to that loop which I've long been thinking about.
Beginning the ride along the shady Mitchell Canyon picnic area, the fireroad starts out mild through oaky meadows and creekbeds.
Fireroads on Mount Diablo get ridiculously steep, and the first time I rode Mitchell Canyon (taking the Bald Ridge route) there was one time I had to get off and walk because my rim brakes weren't strong enough to stop me from accelerating.
www.gatetrails.com /exhibits/032mitchellcyn.html   (1020 words)

  
 Mt. Mitchell Photos by Linda Javins Walcroft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Mt. Mitchell is not far from Asheville, NC.
This sign appears on the trail to the lookout tower on Mt. Mitchell, letting you know that you are 1.25 miles above sea level.
The trail from the parking lot is not too long, but is steep enough to really stretch your legs.
members.aol.com /LJavins/MtMitchell.html   (88 words)

  
 North Carolina - Mount Mitchell State Park
At 6,684 feet above sea level, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak in the eastern United States and contains an extensive area of spruce-fir forest, one of the country's rarest ecosystems.
Some of the uncommon animals that inhabit Mount Mitchell are the federally listed endangered northern flying squirrel, New England cottontail, bobcat, and many species of salamanders.
The State of North Carolina established its first state park at Mount Mitchell in 1915 to protect the area's virgin Fraser fir from timbering.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/northcarolina/preserves/art5616.html   (353 words)

  
 The Conquest of Mount Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
As an added adventure, I decided to attempt to climb Mount Mitchell early in the morning in order to watch the sunrise from the summit.
Mount Mitchell, of course, is the highest mountain in the east.
The view is from the West and Mount Mitchell is the high point near the upper right corner.
www.geocities.com /danmerrick/mitchell   (328 words)

  
 The Assault on Mount Mitchell
The Assault on Mount Mitchell (AMM) is the type of bicycle ride that gives the phrase "may the road rise to meet you" an ominous meaning.
The total distance for the ride is 102 miles, and there are 11,000 feet of cumulative climbing, approximately 7000 in the last 30 miles.
Dick Rowe told me that the one rule of riding Mt Mitchell is that the flat spot you think exists beyond the next bend is never there.
www.lightlink.com /flcc/news/html/mitchel.htm   (2450 words)

  
 Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains focus of talk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
In 1857, eminent geologist Dr. Elisha Mitchell fell to his death on the slopes of the highest mountain east of the Mississippi River.
Mitchell’s death was tragic, and in honor of his accomplishments, the name of the highest peak was changed to Mount Mitchell.
In 1915, a bill was introduced that established Mount Mitchell as North Carolina’s first state park.
www.main.nc.us /calendar/events/1061842548.html   (246 words)

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