In this week’s episode of Motor Mountain Monday, Nathan Adlen and Andre Smirnov drive to the top of Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain east of the Mississippi river and the highest peak in North Carolina. Mount Mitchell is also the highest summit in the Appalachian Mountain range and it stands at 6,684 feet above sea level.
The cold wind could not deter the #MMUSA crew from reaching the top. The beauty of the mountain and the spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway that leads there made us want to return as soon as possible.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon continued to run without issue as it handled the twisty ribbon of the Blue Ridge Parkway asphalt in stride. The Jeep Wrangler has proven capable in a wide variety of environments: from the rocks of the Rubicon trail to the twisty mountain highways of North Carolina. It also has just over 30,000 miles after visiting 43 states.
The Motor Mountain USA (#MMUSA or #MotorMountainUSA) epic road trip is a celebration of all things American and the road less traveled. The TFLcar team is driving a 2015 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler Hard Rock across the country to visit the highest drivable mountain tops in all 50 states. Along the way, they will visit locations off the beaten path and the uniquely American attractions that make the United States one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
This trip is also about involving you in the adventure. TFLcar has commissioned 50 commemorative silver belt buckles, one for each state. We will leave a belt buckle somewhere in the state and tell you the GPS coordinates so you can find it. The first person to find it keeps it. In return, we ask you to send us a picture of yourself with the belt buckle. You can tweet to us @TFLcar, Facebook us at TFLcar, use the #MMUSA, or #MotorMountainUSA hashtag, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or all of the above.
Watch the complete North Carolina MMUSA episode here and see the precise location of the belt buckle.