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View of the Black Mountains from the summit of Mt. Mitchell, NC by Mosley Hardy

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Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Explore score
0.82 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 23, 2009
Date taken
Oct 19, 2009

Mount Mitchell, located about 35 miles northeast of Ashville, in North Carolina's Black Mountains is the highest peak in the US east of the Mississippi River. It is linked to Clingmans Dome, the second highest peak in the US east of the Mississippi at 6643', via the Blue Ridge Parkway National Scenic Drive. Mount Mitchell is part of the Black Mountain Crest which includes 6 other peaks above 6300' nearby. The summit is inside the Mount Mitchell State Park while many approach trails (including the Mount Mitchell Trail) start in the Pisgah National Forest. During the summer months, you can expect a variety of wildflowers to be in bloom. Trout fishing is also popular in the creeks that run off the Black Mountain Crest.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4087 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 816 megapixels (60330 x 13530 pixels)
Input images: 175 (25 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 149.7 degrees wide by 33.6 degrees high (top=6.7, bottom=-26.9)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-10-19 09:12:22 - 2009-10-19 09:22:46
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 40.0 to 46.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 40.3 to 42.0 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:25:40 (1:10 per picture)
Alignment: 23:29, Projection: 20:47, Blending: 2:41:23

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