Rich Mountain (Watauga County, North Carolina) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRich Mountain
|Elevation||4,741 ft (1,445 m)|
|Location||Watauga County, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Parent range||Blue Ridge Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Boone|
The mountain is sometimes confused with Howard Knob, which is to its immediate east; sharing the same ridge to the west is Snakeden Mountain. The summit is private property.
The summit of Rich Mountain has year-round temperatures similar to nearby Beech Mountain. While Beech Mountain stands 800 feet taller, the unique environment and prevailing winds that channel through a valley just to the North of Rich, bring winter lows that compete with and are occasionally lower than Beech. The summit, and upper north face of Rich Mountain will also receive 50-90% more snow each winter than Boone. 68" of snow was recorded during the 2017/2018 winter which sported 3 different snowfalls through the end of April.
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