The sun rays dance, prior to a beautiful sunset behind Cold Mountain. Taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway, near the Mt. Pisgah trail head parking area… typical of what one might see on any summer evening.
Cold Mountain is one of the Great Balsam Mountains, which are a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains within the Appalachian Mountains.
Its elevation is 6,030 feet and is one of the 40th tallest mountains in the eastern United States.
Most of Cold Mountain is on federal lands of the Shining Rock Wilderness of the Pisgah National Forest.