Eastern View

Eastern View (HM20VZ)

Location: Bryson City, NC 28713
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 33.769', W 83° 29.91'

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Great Smokey Mountain National Park

On a clear day you can see Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the eastern United States, 73 miles (117km) away in North Carolina's Black Mountains. Can you see Mount Mitchell today? clear days can allow views that exceed 100 miles (161km). On other days visibility can be cut drastically, either by clouds or by severe haze, which is caused mainly by pollution.

For decades visitors have enjoyed views from here on Clingmans Dome, the highest peak in the Smokies at 6,643 (2025m). This high point is named for Thomas Lanier Clingman, one of several explorers who studied and measured North Carolina's mountains in the 1850s.

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Before the present concrete observation tower was completed in 1960, view-seekers climbed a wooden tower (right) to enjoy the vista from Clingmans Dome.

Workers (far right) put finishing touches on the ramp wall of the new tower in 1959.

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HM NumberHM20VZ
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Placed ByGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
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Date Added Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 273556 N 3938332
Decimal Degrees35.56281667, -83.49850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 33.769', W 83° 29.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 33' 46.14" N, 83° 29' 54.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)828
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Clingmans Dome Trail, Bryson City NC 28713, US
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