After all the construction and bulldozing and tower building and sidewalk replacement, it will be interesting to see where the remaining highest natural ground will be on Mt. Mitchell.
When the tower is reopened, I hope someone can go there to 1) take a photo of the tower for the Club newsletter, and 2) assess where the new highest natural ground is located. Years from now, it may be impossible to tell natural remaining ground from reseeded reworked land.
For those of you who visit this site during construction, please send me a photo of the highest point you can reach without illegally breaching the construction perimeter. Also let me know if they allow escorts during shift changes (which I doubt).