After logging operations on Mount Mitchell were shut down, a venture wanted to build a tourist road for automobiles along the route of the old railroad bed. Montreat wanted the road to be moved to the other side of the ridge to minimize noise and traffic in the valley. Montreat won a court decision, and the road was re-routed in several places.
|Asta on the Old Mitchell Toll Road. We're on the eastern side of the ridge in the shade.|
|Looking east from the Toll Road with Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock in the distance.|
|A closer took at Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock.|
|The sunset bathed everything on the western side of the ridge in a rich orange light.|