Everyone who lives in East Tennessee knows about Roan Mountain. It has the highest peak (6,327ft) in the area. The Appalachian Trail passes its peak right at the Tennessee-North Carolina Border. Every year there is a Roan Mountain Festival which celebrates the Rhododendron blossoming time, in the latter part of June. In 1972, we went there for the first time as a family, without anyone else, just the four of us and our dog, Princess. It was a glorious day. We enjoyed this place many, many times over the years. Every time, we had the same feeling - that we were lucky to live in such a beautiful place.