Bald Mountains


Bald Mountains

Geobox|Range
name=Bald Mountains


image_caption= The Bald Mountains
country=United States
state=North Carolina & Tennessee
parent= Appalachian Mountains
highest=Big Bald
highest_elevation_imperial=5516
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The Bald Mountains are a mountain range rising along the border between Tennessee and North Carolina in the southeastern United States. They are part of the Blue Ridge Mountain Province of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The Bald Mountains stretch from the Pigeon River to the south to the Nolichucky River to the north, and comprise parts of Cocke County, Greene County, and Unicoi County in Tennessee and parts of Madison County and Yancey County in North Carolina. The Great Smoky Mountains border the range to the south, and the Unakas rise opposite the Nolichucky to the north.

The Cherokee National Forest and the Pisgah National Forest protect substantial sections of the Bald Mountains. The Appalachian Trail traverses the crest of the range. Populated areas within the range include Erwin and Del Rio in Tennessee and Hot Springs in North Carolina. The highest summit in the Bald Mountains is Big Bald, which rises to an elevation of convert|5516|ft|m.

References

* [Gnis3|1326903 USGS GNIS - Bald Mountains]
* [Gnis3|1016311 USGS GNIS - Unaka Mountains]
* [Gnis3|1310275 USGS GNIS - Great Smoky Mountains]

External links

* [http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=16434 Bald Mountains] — Peakbagger.com


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