Here's a very good elevation map of the mountains in my region: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/RainFig5.jpg
AM - Allegheny Mountains (extends north of this map, covering about five states in total)
SV - Shenandoah Valley
MR - Mount Rogers
BRM - Blue Ridge Mountains
The map shows well why it's called 'Highlands'. Compare the large red area to the lower green and grey denoted areas. I enjoy studying maps like this. They pique curiosity and inspire exploration.
If the above link does not work try this: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/cmbail/let-it-rain/ and scroll down to the fourth map and click it.
Have a great weekend!
I'm hoping to do a summer trip to the Rockies but considering how things are going right now in the USA, (and the whole world) well, I'll just keep my ear to the ground. Last autumn I felt the need to cancel a trip to the desert southwest due to widespread fires again in California and an extreme wind storm. I had to cancel autumn photography in the Appalachians last year due to loss of a car.
Again this spring I was forced to again cancel a photography trip to the desert southwest due to the CV situation. Now now there's a communist/deep state funded and organized revolution happening here in the USA. It looks like non-local paid provocateurs starting chaos and much more deception is happening. It looks like we're seeing a formula that's been used around the world by global 'intelligence' organizations for nefarious ends.
There are credible reports (by the club owner herself) that the two men involved worked together at a club for years and very likely knew each other. The
Here's a weather station photo of 3" (7cm) fresh snow here in the central Appalachians this morning: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/OGV-ZGWMicM0TNyMfdBqR1N8Bifry_MDZiDhQzHLuBylLlQw4DBNPcPu9mnjkdv9rBdtZwijJgMYO4wxzsfRM9BEQWNbwvfwlR2GUPzoXAG8b2WfhOY...