Mountain

A Hard Road Through The Mountains

Believe it or not, a steady stream of bumper-to-bumper tourists wasn't always the norm in the High Country. Before the 1920's, the area was...

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Elisha Mitchell - The Man Who Measured Mountains

Elisha Mitchell's life was a series of ups and downs, and that's exactly the way he wanted it. Mitchell was one of the early geologic...

Mountain City

Mountain City High on the Eastern Continental Divide, Johnson County, Tennessee, is the eastern-most county in the state. Mountain City is the county...

Sugar Mountain - (AVERY COUNTY)

If outdoor activity is your thing, look no further than the Village of Sugar Mountain. Offering more than just great skiing, Sugar Mountain...

Beech Mountain - Coolest Spot In The Area

Beech Mountain - Coolest Spot In The Area At 5,506 feet, Beech Mountain is the highest town in eastern North America. That means two things: when winter comes, it's a great place to...

Mountain Masters

Mountain Masters The greatest treasure of the mountains isn't its views or streams or even the hills themselves: it is the people of the mountains. A few...

Mountain Railroad Memories

Mountain Railroad Memories Sometimes you can almost hear the lonesome steam whistle, echoing through the mountains. Mountain railroading is almost a thing of the past...

Memorable Mountain People - "Colb" McCanless

Watauga County has had many good sheriffs and a few bad ones over the years. But not one was quite so bad - or so colorful - as David...

Memorable Mountain People - Bedent E. Baird

The Baird family were among the early settlers of Valle Crucis, having come to the region from New Jersey. Bedent Baird, born in 1770,...

Memorable Mountain People - The Calloway Sisters

One of the early settlers on the Upper Watauga River was Ben Calloway. Ben had two daughters, Fanny and Betsy, who were known for their...

Memorable Mountain People - James Speer

This is the strangest story in all Watauga County's history. Trust us. James Speer lived in the Beaver Dam community sometime before the...

Memorable Mountain People - Two Mountain Women

Two incidents in the lives of local women illustrate the courage of the pioneers of both genders. Life was incredibly different in the...

Memorable Mountain People - Charles McKinney

Jacob Carpenter (1833-1920) lived on Three Mile Creek in what is now Avery County. He kept a record of deaths in his region, which includes...

Roan Mountain Trails

Roan Mountain Trails Description: Roan Mountain and the Roan Mountain Highlands straddle the North Carolina/Tennessee border about a 45 minute drive from Boone...

Grandfather Mountain Trails

Grandfather Mountain Trails Grandfather Mountain, one of the tallest and most rugged in the Eastern United States, is crisscrossed with well maintained trails, most of...