Did you know that the Appalachian Mountains are considered to be among the oldest peaks on the planet?
Thrust ever upwards by the force of the great Continental Collision, the mountains rose into the tallest and most imposing chain ever formed.
Millions of years of weather and gravity have eroded the mountains into their present incarnation.
And while they are far from being the highest, the Southern Appalachians are certainly among the most beautiful and eco-diverse mountains to be seen anywhere.
Even more so in Autumn, when they explode with color!
The mountains are calling.
I must answer.
Photos courtesy of Richard Weisser and SmokyPhotos.com