An ideal altitude (at 5,342 feet) at Wayah Bald, North Carolina to view the spectacular storm clouds over the mountains.
A dog and owner experience the beauty of mountains and clouds at Roan Mountain Bald
Enjoying in solitude the serenity and peace on top at Roan Mountain Bald
After a hike up to Roan Mountain Bald people take time to enjoy the mountain ranges. The group on the right is getting a balloon ready for launching it in the sky.
Rhododendron calendulaceum, commonly known as flame azalea, is an upright, loosely branched deciduous shrub. It is native primarily to woodland slopes and mountain balds in the Appalachian Mountains from Pennsylvania to Georgia. Here are some images from Roan Mountain Bald in North Carolina/Tennessee.
Located on the North Carolina/Tennessee state line, Roan Mountain is actually more of a mountain range about 5 miles long – called a massif – than it is a single peak. Famous for its Catawba Rhododendron gardens with its brilliant purple flowers in spring. Grassy Ridge, along the eastern flank of Roan Mountain, is the longest stretch of grassy bald in the Appalachian Mountains. These treeless mountaintops offer spectacular views, fields of grass waving in the winds, and an alpine-like hiking experience. Will post images from this vista over the next few days.
Roads, including the Linn Cove Viaduct, built along the mountains for traveling on the famed Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina
A closer view of one tree with Fall highlights on the North Carolina mountains
Fall adds highlights to the trees on the mountains of North Carolina
The barren apple trees stand in stark contrast to the Fall colors on the mountains of Virginia
A bench to rest and view the mountains of North Carolina
The Fall colors have peaked in some trees in the high mountains of North Carolina
Even a dead tree adds a compositional element to the clouds and mountain ranges in North Carolina
Traveling a road through the mountains of North Carolina in Fall
Fall colors in the foreground accentuate the mountain ridges of North Carolina
A tree provides a natural frame to Fall colors in the mountains of North Carolina
It almost seems like the mountains of North Carolina are reaching up to touch the clouds
Fall colors in the mountains of North Carolina
Climbing the mountains to view Fall colors in North Carolina
The clouds cast dark shadows on the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina