These were taken the day we decided to take a short trip up to Mount Mitchell State Park which is home to the highest peak east of the Mississippi River here in the USA. If you haven’t ever travelled along the Parkway and you have the opportunity, the views are spectacular and the drive is beautiful.
Taken along the parkway on the ride up:
After hiking to the top, one of the views:
Another view from the top of Mt. Mitchell:
You can see for miles - miles of mountains:
Looking out from the highest peak east of the Mississippi River:
I never tired of seeing these:
The park service tries to keep fences, railings, trails as natural and as much a part of the environment as possible while maintaining safety: