Early mornings on Beech Mountain are nearly always breathtaking. This photograph was taken from the back deck at Slopeside a little past 7am as the sun was rising over the mountains. As the sun began to burn off the haze, the valleys below were left with what can only be described as rivers of clouds flowing through them. Beech Mountain is the highest U.S. town east of the Rockies and times like this remind you that it's really nice to be on top of the world!
This photograph was captured with a Sony NEX-7.