Tag: geography

  1. Mountain Time: Rock of Ages

    Mountain Time: Rock of Ages Story and images by Arthur "Butch" McDade The Appalachian Mountains are ancient highlands formed millions of years ago. They’ve been shaped, contorted, and warped by great forces since time immemorial. Writer John McPhee describes the Appalachian range as “a compressed, chaotic, ropy enigma, four thousand kilometers from Read more...
  2. Thomas Divide: Heart and soul of the North Carolina Smokies

    Thomas Divide: Heart and soul of the North Carolina Smokies By Ben Anderson If the park has a geographic heart and soul, perhaps it can be found in the form of Thomas Divide, at least on the North Carolina side.  A long, crescent-shaped ridge that extends from near Newfound Gap to the Deep Creek area, the divide loftily separates the watersheds of two iconic streams that eventually flow into the Read more...

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