Appalachian Altitude: Flying the Highest Peaks of the South

3d Cover - 6000' Peaks


Home to the highest terrain in the eastern half of North America, North Carolina not only contains the highest summit on this side of the continent, Mt. Mitchell (6,684’), it shares a list of 40 peaks exceeding 6,000’ in elevation with neighboring Tennessee. Although these mountains exceed in height the entire surface of the eastern half of the United States, many of the peaks are shrouded in majestic Canadian pine forests, with views curiously lacking. An avid hiker and high altitude enthusiast, the author found that hiking the high terrain wasn’t enough; he wanted to see it from above. Author of a book doing the same for the 58 peaks over 14,000 feet in Colorado, Garrett Fisher took his high flying expertise and brought it to the Southeast, showing the stunning beauty of the Appalachians from above them, all using a 1949 Piper PA-11 antique airplane. Containing detailed maps and 80 images, the book contains images of every single peak over 6,000′ and is both a guide for mountain enthusiasts and a pleasant journey among giants for everyone else.

112 pages.
Full color interior, cover, and back.
80 images.
8.5 inches x 11 inches.

Dynamic Map of Appalachian Peaks over 6,000′:

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Sample Images:

Grassy Ridge Bald (6,180′)

Winter Star Mountain (6,203′)

Mt. Le Conte (6,593′)

Mt. Guyot (6,621′)

Tennent Mountain (6,060′)

Celo Knob (6,327′)