Friday, July 15, 2005

Feud for thought

Native Americans named the area around the Smoky Mountains "Cataloochee," which means, "Waves of Mountains." Standing on the summit of Clingman's Dome, it's obvious why they did. From the top of the Dome, the haze-shrouded ridges stretch to the horizon in all directions.

Clingman's Dome is the second highest peak east of the Mississipi River. A few miles away in North Carolina, Mount Mitchell stands about 40 feet higher. I suppose not to be outdone, the folks of Tennessee built a 50-foot tall observation tower on Clingman's Dome so they could look down on Mitchell.

Petty, I know, but mountain feuds have started over less than this. Just ask the Hatfields and McCoys.

Click on photo to enlarge. Copyright 2005 James Jordan Posted by Picasa

This photo has been entered in the Photo Friday contest to depict "silky." Thanks to ShutterJunkie, on whose photoblog I learned of this.

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Orikinla Osinachi. said...

I pray you win.
The picture is breathtaking.

Will be sold out as a poster and on T-shirts.

"Weiner" said...

Such a beautiful blog. Thanks so much for your efforts! Really enjoyed--- it was almost like taking a mini vacations! "Weiner"

thayer said...

silky and cool