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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina

                     Tuesday 4/22/2014

Our day trip from Mayberry Campground took us south on I-74 for about 20 miles.
Pilot Mountain is a remnant of the ancient chain of Sauratown Mountains.
Joe stopped at the Pilot Mountain State Park Visitor Center and got a map. There was no charge to enter the park.
Information on the map shows we went from 800 feet to 2200 feet.
The 2.3 mile drive to the top had a few steep grades.
And once on the summit, what a view you get!
A look across the Piedmont landscape of North Carolina.
This area of North Carolina has over 50 wineries.
From the summit you also get views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A close up of previous picture, gives you a better view of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia.
We took a short walk to Little Pinnacle Overlook.
Looking back at the trail and wall next to the drop offs. (And Mallery taking a leak which I didn't know was going to be in the picture until I uploaded them to the computer).

I gave the camera to Joe, and he took the next pictures for me, because I wanted to keep Mallery in my arms around the drop offs. Just being a nervous mom. If she falls off beds, she might walk off cliffs.
View of Big Pinnacle from Little Pinnacle.
Off in the distance is more of the Sauratown Mountains and Hanging Rock State Park. There is a trail that you can take from Little Pinnacle to Big Pinnacle.
Joe did a really good job with these pictures!
Looking east from Pilot Mountain.
Looking north toward Mount Airy and Virginia. Pilot Moutain State Park has a campground, but it is dry camping, or in other words no hook ups- no water, electricity, or sewer. The camping sites are paved and fit 32 feet or shorter RV's. There are many different trails from easy to very difficult.

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