The Appalachian Mountains were formed roughly 480 million years ago (wikipedia). Needless to say, these mountains are old! You can see the new growth as spring creeps up the blue ridge mountains. It’s best if you can get to the top of a big mountain like Grandfather Mountain or Beech Mountain. It’s just as breathtaking as the vibrant colors of fall in the high country. If you haven’t seen this natural phenomenon yet, add it to your bucket list!