Ranger Matthew Brown
Larry Blevins and Wade Barnett repair tire chains that keep park vehicles from sliding on the road.
Matthew Brown reaches for the essential gear of winter: snowshoes.
Larry Blevins ladles steaming soup during the Mardi Gras meal for rangers and park staff.
what serious skier wouldn’t grin before starting a run from the summit tower of the East’s loftiest peak?
The park’s front-end loader takes a bite out of winter on its way to clearing the summit road.
In addition to claiming the East’s highest peak, Mount Mitchell was the first state park in North Carolina.
Larry Blevins scrapes away snow to dislodge a frozen door on a gear shed.