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Blue Ridge Mountains

color from trees in the mountains. Hydrocarbons released into the atmosphere by the forest give the mountains their distinctive color. It is hard to see long distances from the BRP due to the haze that radiates off the mountains from the rich vegetation. The BRMs are composed of granite, gneiss and limestone rock and were formed more than 400 million years ago. The speed limit is 45 mph, which is fine because you will want to slow down to partake in the dramatic views at the overlooks, to breathe deeply, to rela x, to take photo graphs, to hike a trail and to let the scenery envelop you. The Parkway traverses some of the most rugged and picturesque mountains in the

joining the Blue Ridge Parkway, (BRP), referred to as “America’s Favor ite Dr ive.” Established in 1936, the scenic BR P meanders through the Blue Ridge Mountains for 469 miles into the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee. A s w ith the Skyline, there are stunning v iews of the ancient mountains, meadows and valleys, rivers and streams, with amazing flora and fauna, waterfalls, 26 mountain tunnels, 168 bridges, visitor centers, campgrounds, fishing and hiking trails. The Blue Ridge Mountains (BRM) are a part of the Appalachian Mountain Range. The Blues get the blue

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