from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A mountain, 2,026.1 m (6,643 ft) high, in the Great Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. It is the highest elevation of the range and the highest point in Tennessee.
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Rising to 6,643 feet and straddling the Tennessee-North Carolina border, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Smokies.
The park and Clingmans Dome straddle the Tennessee-North Carolina border.
That impromptu expedition to the top of Clingmans Dome was one of the happiest days of my life, and the memory of how it felt to look out on the Great Smoky Mountains from 6,643 feet above sea level was still so strong and vivid that I didn't think twice about heading up the trail that leads to the summit of Mount Ashland.
Several of the secondary roads will close as indicated: Balsam Mountain / Heintooga Roads on Nov. 1, Parson Branch and Rich Mountain Roads on Nov. 17, Roundbottom / Straight Fork on Nov. 10, and Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trails on Dec. 1.
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