Unaka Range


Unaka Range

The Unaka Range is a mountain range on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, in the southeastern United States. It is a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains and is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains physiographic province. The Unakas stretch approximately from the Nolichucky River to the south to the Watauga River to the north. The Unakas include the prominent Roan Highlands, where several summits rise above 6,000 feet. The Iron Mountains border the Unakas to the north, and the Bald Mountains border the Unakas opposite the Nolichucky to the south. [ [http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=36.07146&lon=-82.41096&datum=nad83&zoom=16&
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The Cherokee National Forest and the Pisgah National Forest protect large sections of the Unaka Mountains. The Appalachian Trail traverses the Unaka crest.

In some geological and in historical sources, the term "Unaka Range" is used to identify the entire crest of the Appalachian Mountains along the Tennessee-North Carolina border, including the Unakas, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Bald Mountains, the Unicoi Mountains, and the mountains in the Big Frog and Little Frog Mountain Wildernesses.

References

* [Gnis3|1016311 USGS GNIS - Unaka Mountains]
* [Gnis3|1326903 USGS GNIS - Bald Mountains]
* [http://www.sherpaguides.com/tennessee/upper_unakas/index.html Upper Unaka mountains]

External links

* [http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=16433 Roan-Unaka Mountains] — Peakbagger.com


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