Blue Ridge Mountains

mountain range in the Eastern U.S.

The Blue Ridge Mountains are mountains that go across the eastern United States. They go through Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Its highest point is Mount Mitchell in North Carolina. The first mountain or best known mountain, is Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania. The Blue Ridge Mountains are a part of the Appalachian Mountains.

Blue Ridge Mountains
The Blue Ridge Mountains as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mount Mitchell in North Carolina
Highest point
PeakMount Mitchell
Elevation6,684 ft (2,037 m)
Coordinates35°45′53″N 82°15′55″W / 35.76472°N 82.26528°W / 35.76472; -82.26528
Appalachian Mountains
CountryUnited States
StatesNorth Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama
Parent rangeAppalachian Mountains
OrogenyGrenville orogeny
Type of rockgranite, gneiss and limestone

The blue haze which covers the mountains is caused by isoprene. It is produced by the trees and other plants.

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