Mt. Pisgah from Asheville (Prints Available!)

As you head south, the Parkway descends into the French Broad River Valley. This is taken from the last overlook before entering the valley at the Folk Art Center (or the first if you are heading north). This particular morning, the river valley was filled with fog. This happens frequently on clear nights with a moist atmosphere. From here, you can see Mount Pisgah (the highest mountain with the thin tower on it). All the mountains on the other side of the fog are in the Pisgah National Forest, named for the mountain. The Parkway rises out of the valley and follows the ridge from left to right behind the fog, before climbing & wrapping around Mt. Pisgah itself. The valley is a lot more developed than it looks. In fact, just out of the picture, on the bottom, is a suburb of Asheville and just out on the left you can see the Asheville Mall. I managed to exclude these when I took this shot.