Left the house at 7:30 am, since there wasn't an F1 race to watch. Up NC684 (known to locals as Town Mtn), then the Blue Ridge Parkway for about 40 miles, north past Mt Mitchell, then south down NC80 to Marion, then home - 100 miles before breakfast!
Craggy Gardens looking NW about 40 miles into Tennessee..
Same spot looking NE at the Mt Mitchell ridge:
Green Cove overlook north of Mitchell, looking SE down into the Piedmont: