Sunset in the Smoky Mountains
©1998 John Hultgren, Louisville, Kentucky
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Looking east from Clingman's Dome Observation Tower, Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina line.
N 35° 33.800' W 83° 29.908'
Taken from the top of Clingman's Dome, the second highest point east of the Mississippi River at 6,643 feet. Located along the state line-ridge, Clingman's Dome is half in North Carolina and half in Tennessee, and on a clear day you can see seven states (Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia). The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the Eastern United States and is world renowned for the diversity of its plants and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian Mountain culture, and the depth and integrity of its wilderness sanctuary.
Hasselblad 503CX camera with Kodak VC 160 film