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.

Black Mountains Cloud View

Black Mountains Escarpment
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.

Black Mountains from Marion

Fifteen miles to the southwest in my own valley, the story was much the same. In this view of Horsetop Mountain to the west, a cloud bank obscures most of the horizon at sundown.
Roan Horsetop Mountain Clouds

One thought on “Clouds along the Eastern Escarpment

  1. I think our rain went to visit you. We are finally drying out after a couple dry days, but our lake is as high as it has been since we got the 3 consecutive hurricanes in 2004.  Charlie, Frances and Jeanne… names I will never forget.

    On another topic, Cher said there was interest in coming to our house in Feb for Kinky Boots and making it a CCVC group get together.  If this is going to happen we need to nail down the dates ASAP.  Tickets need to be procured, and we need to reserve the house next door. Lets start discussing this. Now.  Holidays are coming, people get busy, things slide.  Just sayin’….

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