/\ The Ten Highest Mountains in the Eastern US are all in NC or TN ~ #1-Mt. Mitchell (NC) #2-Mt. Craig (NC) #3-Clingman's Dome (TN) #4-Mount Guyot (NC) #5-Balsam Cone (NC) #6-Mount LeConte (TN) #7-Mount Gibbes (NC) #8-Potato Hill (NC) #9-Mount Chapman (TN) #10-Richland Balsam (NC). Overall, in this southeastern high country, there are 40 Peaks above 6,000 feet in the mountain regions of Western NC and Eastern TN.
Boasting nearly 15 breweries within its city limits alone—and dozens more dotting the surrounding hillsides of Western North Carolina—Asheville is the undisputed king of southern craft beer. Here are five breweries not to miss when visiting.
Located in a 1,855-acre North Carolina State Park, Mount Mitchell (elevation 6,684 feet) is the highest point east of the Rockies. Located about 35 miles northeast of downtown Asheville, you reach Mount Mitchell via a very scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From the Parkway, take NC Highway 128 all the way to the summit.