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Forneys Creek in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Southern View

Great Smokey Mountain National Park

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2010
1. Southern View Marker
Inscription. Notice the forest that surrounds the tower. This is a spruce (Picea rubens) and Fraser fir (Abies fraseri). It is a forest under stress. The dead trees you see are Fraser fir, victims of a European insect. Another threat, with far broader effects, comes from the air.

This park receives the highest sulfur and nitrogen deposits—from acid precipitation—found in any national park. It is most severe at higher elevations. The average acidity of rain and snow here is 5-10 times greater than natural precipitation. This acid fallout damages park soils, streams, plants and animals.

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Components of Acid Fallout
Acid precipitation arrives not only as rain and snow but also mixed in clouds and as dry particles. 26% Rain/Snow 36% Dry Particles 38% Cloud Water

Nantahala National Forest

Cherokee (behind ridge)
Distance 11.5 mi/18.5km

Thomas Ridge
Distance 8mi/12.9km Elevation 1990ft/606m

Shepherd Bald
Distance 17.5mi/28.2km

Andrews Bald
Distance 1.5mi/2.4km

Standing Indian
Distance 37mi/59.5km

Fontana Lake
Distance 8.5mi/13.7km
Elevation 1709ft/52.1m

Cheoah Bald
Distance 19mi/31km

Snowbird Mountains
Distance 30mi/48km

High Rocks
Distance
Southern View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2010
2. Southern View Marker
8.2mi/13.2km
 
Erected by Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
 
Location. 35° 33.766′ N, 83° 29.91′ W. Marker is in Forneys Creek, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker can be reached from Clingmans Dome Road 7 miles west of U.S. 441, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Mark is located at the Clingmans Dome overlook 0.5 miles north of the Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Bryson City NC 28713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastern View (here, next to this marker); Northern View (a few steps from this marker); Western View (a few steps from this marker); The Top of the Smokies (approx. 0.4 miles away); And It Became Land (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mountains: Refuge and Healing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indian Gap Road (approx. 4.4 miles away in Tennessee); Spared the Saw (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forneys Creek.
 
Also see . . .  Great Smoky Mountains National Park. National Park Service (Submitted on August 18, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Southern View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2010
3. Southern View Marker
Southern View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2010
4. Southern View Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 227 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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