Snow covered Fraser fir tree near Carver’s Gap on the Appalachian Trail on the North Carolina Tennessee border near Roan Mountain (ridge in right hand foreground). The distant peak rising above the fog is Mt. Mitchell-the highest mountain east of the Mississippi River in North America.
Mt. Mitchell is in a North Carolina state park and Roan Mountain is part of a Tennessee state park and much of the land in this photograph is part of Pisgah National Forest.