Rising to a height of 5,945 feet, Grandfather Mountain’s distinctive features provide a recognizable landmark for the High Country of North Carolina. Privately owned, the mountain remains accessible from the time that Hugh Morton inherited it from his grandfather in 1952. He established the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, which manages and protects the mountain to this day: Grandfather Mountain.
The tourist attraction includes the Mile High Swinging Bridge, constructed by Hugh Morton in 1952, connecting the main portion of the mountain to the Linville Peak precipice.
The view in the photo was taken from Burke County, North Carolina, some 30 miles south of the “Granddaddy of Them All.” Centuries of history occurred in these miles and the area is becoming even more popular as visitors become residents when presented views such as this one.
Many of the HoneyBadgerImages are on display at Thomas Mabry Art @ Banks Creek Barn.