Our World: Grandfather Mountain

The view from Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina. November 8, 2012.



(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain range.  It is also the only private park in the world designated by UNESCO as an International Biosphere Reserve.  Grandfather Mountain received this designation because of the sixteen different habitat communities that can be found on the mountain.  The vegetation on some parts of the mountain has more in common with northern Canada than North Carolina.

We visited Grandfather Mountain on a beautiful but cold and windy day in November.  The picture above shows the view from the first overlook on the road leading to the summit and the Mile High Swinging Bridge.

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14 Responses to “Our World: Grandfather Mountain”

  1. maple lane Says:

    What a beautiful picture.

  2. Ms. A Says:

    Look at all the homes scattered throughout the mountains, the deep blueness of the water and that gorgeous sky! Impressive!

  3. Linda Says:

    This is a place Doug and I need to see someday. But I believe we’ll choose a warmer day for it. 🙂

  4. sylviakirk Says:

    What a beautiful place, George! I love seeing all the homes and such wonderful skies!! Such a great place to visit! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Wishing you and Betsy and very wonderful and Merry Christmas!!

  5. ladyfi Says:

    That is some big blue sky. Lovely!

  6. MadSnapper Says:

    well this mountain is certainly aptly named, it is the Grandfather of all mountains.

  7. dayphoto Says:

    The Grandfather of all mountains….our Rocky Mountains are jealous. We won’t tell them any different. Your blog was first today on WordPress’s blog roll!! How neat is that?!


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  8. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Looks like there are private homes on the mountain as well. Would be a beautiful place to live.

  9. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I have never heard of this and am glad you posted it. So even though it is private, they still let people on all the property?

  10. Boom & Gary Says:

    Nice shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  11. The Incredible Woody Says:

    We did a job in Banner Elk and our home had a nice view of Grandfather Mountain. It was wonderful!

  12. łucja.maria@op.pl Says:

    Hello George!
    As usual, a very interesting and beautiful post.
    I send greetings.

  13. Sartenada Says:

    I admired it in a bigger format. Beautiful.

  14. Rose Says:

    I really enjoyed the big version of this one…

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