Greening of the Blue Ridge Foothills

When the new leaves first appear in late April along the Escarpment, the number of shades of green is a feast for the eyes. The dark pine trees make the perfect contrast for their forest neighbors. The peaks along the horizon extend from the Hickory Nut Gorge and Chimney Rock north to Hickory Nut Mountain in McDowell County.

4,000 foot Mount Shumount along the Rutherford-Buncombe County line
3,100 foot Hickory Nut Mountain
2,600 foot Roan-Horsetop Mountain
2,800 foot Wolfpen Mountain in the left foreground
My home in Otter Creek Valley below 1,600 foot Oak Mountain

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