Virtual Travel Video: Mount Mitchell

Welcome to this week's Virtual Travel experience!

In July of 1857, Professor Elisha Mitchell of the University of North Carolina fell to his death, on the northwestern slope of what was then commonly known as "Black Mountain."  He was miles from the highest peak on the long ridge, that boasted multiple peaks over 6500 feet, including the highest point east of west Texas and west South Dakota.  Mitchell died while walking to meet a guide whom he hoped could verify that he had identified the highest peak in the range some 22 years earlier.

Join Chumley on location . . . and take the eye test yourself:  Can you identify the highest point on "Black Mountain" that is now known as Mount Mitchell?

Posted on July 24th in Virtual Travel Series