Talk:Clingmans Dome

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Highest Point[edit]

The article states that Clingman's Dome is the highest point in Tenn, in the GSMNP, and along the AT. It is also the highest point in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River. Barryclinton (talk) 19:57, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Unless there is a very very recent measurement of which I'm unaware, Mount Mitchell is the highest east of the Miss. River. Bms4880 (talk) 20:05, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Clingmans dome is the third highest peak east of the Mississippi river after Mount Mitchell and Mount Craig. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:06, 10 March 2009 (UTC)


The gallery is out of hand in my opinion. See Photo galleries. Some one could move the gallery to Commons --DRoll (talk) 05:33, 29 December 2008 (UTC).

How do I go about adding photos to the gallery. I have some recent photos from the top of the observation deck that I feel would look nice in the gallery section. --Magik Mayne (talk) 22:18, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
The gallery is already a mess, and I'm not certain it doesn't violate WP:NOTREPOSITORY. Bms4880 (talk) 20:17, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

short form[edit]

The mountain group is normally referred to by the full title, "The Great Smoky Mountains," or "The Smokies," for short, as in the second paragraph of "Access." Ragityman (talk) 20:09, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Gallery 2017-04-03[edit]

I don't know if the Gallery is still "out-of-hand". I have made some corrections to the captions.

  • IMO, the cloudy day picture, previously erroneously captioned as showing a "A particularly "smoky" day ...", offers nothing notable specific to Clingmans Dome, and could be removed. In this photo, the mountains and any VOC "smoke" are largely obscured by normal low cumulus clouds (apparently mistaken as "smoke"). Other images actually portraying the "smoke" are provided in the Great Smoky Mountains article. I might have a clear photo of the smoke from the dome that I can upload later, but it was taken during the recent fires and the actual smoke plumes from fires might be misinterpreted.
  • The observation tower trail pictures were erroneously mislabeled "Clingmans Dome". The "dome" is the mountain itself, not the Observation Tower.
  • The observation tower architecture is notable as a registered Historic Place, so the concrete ramp and tower pictures might be kept, only so much as they record the tower and ramp -- the general foot trail photographs are less notable, but the trailhead photo does show (incidentally) the unusual access the lower trail provides to the outcrop of the metaconglomerate of the Copperhill Formation.
  • I think the hikers are actually past the start of the steep grade, maybe a third up.

IveGoneAway (talk) 22:39, 3 April 2017 (UTC)