Standing atop Mt. Mitchell on a new raised platform. The mountain peak is the highest in the United States of America east of the Mississippi River with 6682' above sea level. It was 42°F and the wind was fairly stiff. I got cold but it was will worth it.
Note: This mountain is about 4,000 feet above the City of Asheville, NC. The city of Denver is is about the same elevation Mt. Mitchell. The Great Divide in the Rocky Mountains is about 4,000 feet above the City of Denver. You see - the mountains' heights from the base are not that much different.