Stories by Jack Igelman

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Jack Igelman has been exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains by foot, bike, rope, and boat for three decades. A former Outward Bound instructor, Jack's writing has appeared in many regional and national publications.

Mount Mitchell Observation Deck

Home of the Highest, Oldest Peaks

Beyond Gorgeous Views Are Mountains Full of Life The Cherokee called the mountain Tanawha, meaning Great Hawk or Eagle. While that name may be forgotten, no other ridge top near Asheville is so familiar as the lofty silhouette of Grandfather Mountain, the name adopted by early settlers. At its high point, the craggy features of one of the area’s most famous peaks climb to nearly 6,000 feet