Friday, February 29, 2008

God's Love and Artistry

Because God created the Natural -- invented it out of His love and artistry -- it demands our reverence.
--C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) author

What a thrilling sight to see yesterday near Carver's Gap on the TN/NC border -- it was as if all of Roan Mountain was encased in frost and snow. The mountain absolutely sparkled. I tell you it was hard to stop taking pictures! -- everywhere I looked there was something amazing to see, demanding reverence.

Happy February 29th - Click here to read Kingsport photographer Earl Carter's encouragement that we do something special with this extra day!

Directions: Take Route 19E to the town of Roan Mountain, turn onto Route 143 and travel 12.8 miles to the TN/NC state line (a.k.a. Carver's Gap). On your way up the mountain, you'll pass through the Roan Mountain State Park. Eventually, you leave the state park and enter the national forest. The Appalachian Trail, which crosses Carver's Gap, goes up Round Bald to your left. Since they've rerouted the AT in this area, the climb to the top of Round Bald is much easier and much more scenic.

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