Mt Mitchell – Black Mountain Crest Trail, North Carolina, US
Mount Mitchell, known in Cherokee as Attakulla, is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains and the highest peak in mainland eastern North America.
It is located near Burnsville in Yancey County, North Carolina; in the Black Mountain subrange of the Appalachians, about 19 miles northeast of Asheville.
It is protected by Mount Mitchell State Park and surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest. Mount Mitchell’s elevation is 6,684 feet above sea level.
There’s the easy way to get to Mount Mitchell, the hard way, and then there’s the Black Mountain Crest Trail. A 12 mile trek across 10 peaks over 6,000 ft in elevation with the HIGHEST one this side of the Mississippi as the reward. You can probably guess which way I chose…