Along the Eastern Continental Divide
Interstate 40 dives eastward down the mountain from the Eastern Continental Divide. There are no overlooks along the highway, but a quick stop when traffic is light can provide breathtaking views of the mountains where the Catawba River is born, just to the northwest of Old Fort, North Carolina. I went there just after sunrise to experience the textures of the ridges and the thick forests. The vastness of the valley is remarkable.
View toward the southeast….
View toward the South…
Back home again… looking northwest.