Southwest NC

We're more than a bit biased but we believe that SW NC has so much going on that it deserves an entire page covering our extreme weather and unique geography. Because the weather and land combined do not make a community, we also highlight our local culture, artists, and organizations that work to promote and protect our natural surroundings. 

Areas of Interest 
  • Southern Highlands Plateau
  • Major and Sub Mountain Ranges
  • Weather Extremes & Records 
  • Seasonal Weather Phenomenon
  • Local Environmental Orgs
  • Featured Artists and Work 

Last updated 5/4/2021

This page is under construction and will be updated periodically over the summer months. We have slightly shifted our focus from the original design and need more time to fundraise project costs, specifically in the areas of map development and data visualization. If you would like to contribute in any fashion (donation, expertise, etc.), please email us at pj@mtnwx.com.

Local and Regional Photographers

Purple Rain
Purple Rain

by Joshua T Moore Photography

Sunset in Cades Cove by One Lane Road Ph
Sunset in Cades Cove by One Lane Road Ph

by One Lane Road Photography

The Mountains Never End
The Mountains Never End

by Southern Lights Photography

A Bald Sunset by Terry Barnes Photography
A Bald Sunset by Terry Barnes Photography
The Plott Balsams, Maggie Valley NC by Steve Yocom Photography
The Plott Balsams, Maggie Valley NC by Steve Yocom Photography
Down in the Valley by Ed Kelley
Down in the Valley by Ed Kelley
Dry Falls by Timeless Moments Imaging
Dry Falls by Timeless Moments Imaging
Main Street Totality by Dave Collins
Main Street Totality by Dave Collins
Photo by Halley Burleson
Photo by Halley Burleson
Mr
Mr
Keith Kuntsmann WCU Fall 2017
Keith Kuntsmann WCU Fall 2017
Frozen Schoolhouse by Luke Wilson
Frozen Schoolhouse by Luke Wilson