In this week’s episode of Motor Mountain Monday, Nathan Adlen and Andre Smirnov drive to the top of Black Mountain, the highest drivable point in the great state of Kentucky.
The weather was cold, rainy and foggy, looking more like scenes from the Stephen King movie The Mist. The trip to the top of the mountain, though, was relatively easy, with only a little mud to challenge the Jeep Wrangler.
Black Mountain is part of the Smoky Mountains in the Appalachians, just north of Kentucky’s southeastern border with Virginia. It sits at 4,139 feet, despite a sign that shows the elevation at 4,145 feet.
The Motor Mountain USA (#MMUSA or #MotorMountainUSA) epic road trip is a celebration of all things American and the road less traveled. The TFLcar team is driving a 2015 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler Hard Rock across the country to visit the highest drivable mountain tops in all 50 states. Along the way, they will visit locations off the beaten path and the uniquely American attractions that make the United States one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
This trip is also about involving you in the adventure. TFLcar has commissioned 50 commemorative silver belt buckles, one for each state. We will leave a belt buckle somewhere in the state and tell you the GPS coordinates so you can find it. The first person to find it keeps it. In return, we ask you to send us a picture of yourself with the belt buckle. You can tweet to us @TFLcar, Facebook us at TFLcar, use the #MMUSA, or #MotorMountainUSA hashtag, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or all of the above.
Here are the coordinates of the Kentucky belt buckle: N 36 degrees 55.800’ and W 82 degrees 51.824’. Take a look at the video below to see exactly where the buckle is hidden.
Check out the full TFLcar Motor Mountain USA video from the top of Black Mountain in Kentucky:
Update: Kentucky belt buckle found!