Saturday, June 27, 2009


A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
--Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer

The new observation platform on Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi.


  1. Mark,

    Thank You for your incredible blog. It is a real inspiration esp. for me. We have tent camped at Linville Falls Campground for a week, almost every year since 1965. We use it as a base camp. I was born in Brevard and have native roots around Patterson, so it is home sweet home.

    Your quotes are superb. I post you on Facebook regularly.

    Thanks again!

  2. thanks for posting this kind of comments....

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