Yesterday, a 4 inch blanket of snow fell in the mountains above 3,500 feet, and more is expected tonight and tomorrow. These views are of the Black Mountain Range, the highest peaks east of the Mississippi, at nearly 7,000 feet. A hilltop in Marion, North Carolina, made the ideal spot to capture these images. This has been a very snowy year for the High Country, with some places seeing almost five feet since mid-December. The ski resorts have seen no rain, and their low temperatures have been in the single digits, so most of that white stuff is still on the ground. After losing almost a month last winter to the pandemic, I couldn’t be happier for my friends who work in the Slopeside Bar at the base of Sugar Mountain.