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Old Sep 26, 2012, 9:29 PM   #1
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Default Sunrise (finally!) at Roan Mountain.

Have tried a number of times in the past few month or two to get up to Roan Mountain to watch the sunrise. But the Roan had its own ideas - every trip was a great hike, but always thick with clouds. Another recent attempt was more fruitful.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 9:30 PM   #2
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We had hoped to be up at Grassy Bald for the sunrise, but miscalculated the time, and got the brightest views down at the gap, right along the roadside near Carvers Gap.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 9:33 PM   #3
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Sun was already coming up by the time we got up near the balds. Mists and sun made for some very interesting light.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 9:35 PM   #4
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Fogs and mists kept advancing and fading with the power of the rising sun...
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 9:37 PM   #5
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And the morning light made for some fine views of the late season flowers.
Here are some views of the Roan Mountain Goldenrods.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 9:39 PM   #6
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Some views of Cardinal Flower at nearby Hampton Creek Cove - also thriving in the cool and damp...
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 9:40 PM   #7
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And some Wild Clematis going to seed amid the ferns and the morning dew.
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A few more views of the lush landscape near the Roan, later in the brightening morning...
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 9:45 PM   #9
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Sure do hope you enjoyed this early morning, early autumn mountain stroll. Thanks in advance for any comments, critique and suggestions.
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wow mole.

my favorite are 'fog and mists' and the last one.

truly amazing.

You could publish a book with these.
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