Georgia & the Carolinas - North Carolina Mountains (PDF Chapter)
This is the North Carolina Mountains chapter from Lonely Planet’s Georgia & the Caro-linas guidebook.
Towering along the skyline of western North Carolina, the mighty Appalachian Mountains hold several distinct subranges, among which the Great Smoky, Blue Ridge, Pisgah and Black Mountain ranges are especially dramatic; yet another photo opportunity lies around every bend.
- cruise the curves of America’s most majestic mountain highway, the Blue Ridge Parkway, at its finest in the fall
- raft the raging Nantahala River in North Carolina’s wild western mountains
- slither down slippery river rocks to splash into cooling mountain pools at Sliding Rock Recreation Area
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: High Country, Blowing Rock, Boone, Asheville, West-ern North Carolina, Cherokee, Bryson City, Pisgah National Forest, Brevard, Nantahala National Forest.
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