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Mount Mitchell  North Carolina   #9279
Ranges: North America Ranges

Height: 2037 m -> 6683 feet
Prominence?: 1857 m above Chicago Canal
Line Parent?: Divide Mountain (2907.0 km away, at bearing 309 degrees)
Greater Parent: Gannett Peak (2476.0 km away)

Location:   35.76483,-82.26517     35:45:53, -82:15:55   17S 385633 3958603 (33 km NE of Asheville).   AreaCode: DI52/HC66
Clouds over Mount Mitchell
This peak is #1 on the Height List for North Carolina . This peak is #1 in Prominence List for North Carolina .Mount Mitchell, in the Black Mountains of North Carolina, is the highest point of the Appalachian Mountains. A paved road leads nearly to the summit where a huge lookout tower is located. Many trail criss-cross the forested massif.

Name Notes: Named after Elisha Mitchell who was a professor at the University of North Carolina. Mitchell measured its height in 1835 but had an untimely death in 1857, falling to his death at nearby Mitchell Falls, having returned to verify his earlier measurements.

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20 Clouds over Mount Mitchell Ed Cooper

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3 At Summit of Mount Mitchell in Pouring Rain Ed Cooper