Now 43, he has a bit of a bucket list of athletics events he wants to complete; he already has knocked off a couple of mini triathlons and half marathons as well as the Assault on Mount Mitchell
, a 102.7-mile with a 10,000-foot vertical climb up a North Carolina mountain that he rode with Jamie McMurray and Matt Kenseth.
UP IN THE AIR: Take in 360-degree views from atop Mount Mitchell
, the highest US peak east of the Mississippi.
, seen from Hewat Overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, is one of the amazing sights road trippers can see in the fourth best state for road trips.
is the highest point east of the Mississippi River in this region, so the terrain creates many challenges.
NLJ: You live very close to Mount Mitchell
. Can you tell me about Mount Mitchell
Everybody and their brother who flies, hikes, swims, or canoes near the North Carolina-Tennessee border knows about Mount Mitchell
and its magnetic anomalies.
, the highest point in the Eastern U.S., is located in which state?
At 6,684 feet, Mount Mitchell
offers incredible views of color-washed lower elevations.
A plant pathologist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, he described preliminary findings from ongoing field studies atop Mount Mitchell
in that state during congressional testimony this week and in a report published last week by the Washington, D.C.-based World Resources Institute.
, the highest point on the East Coast, is located in which state?