Morning in the Roan Highlands

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Just a landscape devoid of snow!

Picture posted by Randy Johnson on Dec 16 '10

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Since: Sep 08

Indiana

#1 Dec 17, 2010
Very beautiful and serene. I can hear the peace and quiet calling...
Observer

United States

#2 Dec 17, 2010
Looks like a good place to me.
Randy Johnson

Houston, TX

#3 Dec 17, 2010
The highest point shown in the photograph is Roan High Knob, the main attraction of Roan Mountain state park in Tennessee. The dip between the closest summit and Roan High Knob is Carvers gap where road access is located. A few weeks before this picture was taken the mountain would have had a distinct pinkish hue. It is the site of the largest wild growth of Catawba rhododendron in the world. A few weeks later there would be a tint of white when the mountain laurel bloomed. The rest of the year, hikers are rewarded with 360 degree views for a little over half of the eight miles between Carvers gap and the summit of Hump Mountain. Walking over the first set of balds before the trail drops down into the woods for a while is an easy and enjoyable dayhike from Carvers gap. ItÂ’s possible for someone in good shape to make the hike from Carvers gap to the summit of Hump Mountain and back in one day but it would be more enjoyable with a partial return, spending the night at a shelter converted from an old barn in Yellow Mountain gap.
If any one wishes to see more pictures from this area, start by going to Google Earth. Type Roan Mountain, Tennessee into the search box and it should zoom you in to the town of Roan Mountain. The road that leaves Roan Mountain going toward the bottom of the map is TN 143. Follow this until you start seeing a LOT of picture icons to both the right and left of the road. If you notice that 143 has become 261 it means that you have gone too far and have crossed into North Carolina.

Since: Sep 08

Indiana

#4 Dec 17, 2010
Very informative comment, Randy. Google Earth is such an educational and fun tool so I'm going to get on there and explore more of this area and look at other pics. Oh, I bet it is just beautiful when the flowers start to bloom! I have been through Tenn/NC and through the mountains but I can't say I've been to this particular area.

Hiking in the wilderness is awesome. Two years ago we went to Hocking Hills State Park south of Columbus, Ohio and spent an entire day hiking and exploring. That place is beautiful. Another great hiking/exploring place is Natural Bridge State Park in Kentucky. And the Adirondacks in upstate New York... I could go on and on about the cool places to explore in this country... And I've only seen a handful of them. LOL
Observer

United States

#5 Dec 17, 2010
Go on JAS, tell more, I love exploring too. My name is on the Natural Bridge, or it used to be. Walnut Canyon you would enjoy I'm sure. I would post it but you can pull the site up and give a look see. I've decided to be cremated and have someone throw my ashes to the wind off a bridge or in the river (the furher west the better)! The Daniel Boone National Park area butts up to my aunt's dairy farm and I remember standing at the fence line just absolutely in awe at the beauty (it was in the fall).

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