Clouds along the Eastern Escarpment
After four days of steady rain, and with a low pressure system hovering over the Piedmont Plateau and Carolina mountains, the low clouds that clung to the steep wall of the Eastern Blue Ridge Escarpment west of Marion were dramatic and magical.
The Black Mountain range is the home to Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi. Clouds obscure that mountain in these two views, but you can imagine how treacherous a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway would be in these conditions. Click on the photos to see the larger version.