Looking Glass Rock - Satellite Oddity - Blue Ridge Parkway - North Carolina, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 18.228 W 082° 47.803
17S E 336645 N 3908214
Quick Description: Looking Glass Rock - So named because it reflects light brilliantly when water & ice are on the rock’s 4,000 feet tall granite face. Featured on Virtual Globetrotting, viewed from Mile post 417 on the Blue Ridge Scenic Parkway, North Carolina.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2015 4:13:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMNTBT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Looking Glass Rock a geological feature known as a " Pluton," (a big ball of granite rock, that went cold on its way to the surface, in a Volcano.) Viewed from a National American Byway, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mile Post 417. The viewing coordinates are N 35° 19.301 W 082° 49.681 & are as shown on Virtual Globetrotting. Looking glass rock is located S.E. of the viewing location.

If you zoom this listings map on satellite view, the massive 4,000 feet high rock can be seen in all its splendour.

From the photos you can see why they call it the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The road in the winter is often closed. The smaller Visitor Centres are open in Late April for the Summer only.
The sheer face of Looking Glass Rock, located in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, North Carolina, makes it one of the best rock climbing venues in the State. The awesome landmark is an attraction for hikers, sightseers, and photographers.

From Wikipedia:
"Looking Glass Rock is a pluton monolith in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. The mountain is located within Pisgah National Forest about 5.5 miles northwest of Brevard and 25 miles southwest of Asheville. Named for the way its granite face reflects the sunshine, it rises from the valley floor to an elevation of almost 4000 ft.

Trails from Forest Service Road 475 and 475B lead to the top of the mountain. It is a moderate/strenuous trail climbing 1700 ft over 3.1 miles to its peak where panoramic views can be seen. There is a flat slab on the top, that can be used as a helipad.

Looking Glass Rock is a popular rock climbing destination. Whether it is free climbing, multi-pitch or aid climbing, dozens of routes traverse the South Face, North Face, Nose Area, Sun Wall, Invisible Wall and Hidden Wall to the top of the mountain.

From the top of Looking Glass Rock, panoramic views can be seen of the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding mountains of Transylvania County." Text Source: (visit link)
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