View from Clingman’s Dome in the Smokies
Just below the summit of 6,643 foot high Clingman’s Dome in the center of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the parking area for hikers who want to climb the steep trail up to the Observation Tower. Although you are standing on the North Carolina-Tennessee border, the views of the Carolina mountains along the eastern side of that lot are as spectacular as any seen from the tower.
On a low humidity day, the horizon can be 100 miles away. On this late July afternoon, the summer haze didn’t lessen the impact of the distant ridges. It was in the mid 60’s.
Passing clouds often hid the peaks…