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The two RV Gypsies
explored Pilot Mountain State Park
in North Carolina
August 5, 2014
USA map showing location of North CarolinaNC map showing location of Pilot Mountainsign: Pilot Mountain State Park sign

The two RV Gypsies got their first view of Pilot Mountain as they were driving down the road.

view of Pilot Mountain
view of Pilot Mountain

Then the two RV Gypsies stopped at a viewpoint and took photos of the signs to help educate themselves and others about Pilot Mountain.

Blue Star Memorial sign
sign about Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain Geology sign
Pilot Mountain recreation sign
Pilot Mountain fauna and flora sign
Pilot Mountain State Park entrance

history clipart bookPilot Mountain, a metamorphic quartzite monadnock rising to a peak 2,421 feet above sea level, is one of the most distinctive natural features in North Carolina. It is a remnant of the ancient chain of Sauratown Mountains. The Saura Indians, the region's earliest known inhabitants, called the mountain "Jomeokee", meaning "great guide. Pilot Mountain has two distinctive features, named Big and Little Pinnacle. Big Pinnacle (also called "The Knob") has high and colorful bare rock walls, with a rounded top covered by vegetation, reaching approximately 1,400 feet above the surrounding terrain. Visitors can take a paved road to the park's Visitor Center, then up to a parking lot on the ridge. Trails from there allow access to the main Little Pinnacle Overlook and other viewing stations. Pilot Mountain is part of Pilot Mountain State Park, Pilot Mountain, North Carolina.

Pilot Mountain sign
Pilot Mountain sign

View from the parking lot at Pilot Mountain

view from the parking lot
Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain panorama
Pilot Mountain panorama

Little Pinnacle Overlook

stairs to Little Pinnacle Overlook
view from Little Pinnacle Overlook
Pilot Mountain as seen from Little Pinnacle Overlook

There is a steep set of stairs leading up to Pilot Mountain. They are hard to see in the photos below because they are so far away, but they are there.

Pilot Mountain as seen from Little Pinnacle Overlook
steep set of stairs
Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain panorama
Lee Duquette at Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain
Karen Duquette at Pilot Mountain
Karen Duquette at Pilot Mountain
birds in the sky
bird in the sky

The two RV Gypsies seek some cool shade under a rock.

Lee Duquette seeking some cool shade
Karen Duquette checking up on Lee
The two RV Gypsies seek some cool shade under a rock
The two RV Gypsies seek some cool shade under a rock
flower
Menu for the two RV Gypsies in North Carolina
August 3-5, 2014
You may visit these 6 sections in any order you choose.

flowers and more at a rest stop

Oddities in Winston-Salem

the city of Welcome, N.C.

Hanging Rock State Park & 2 waterfalls

Pilot Mountain

Forest Lake Preserve (campground) in Advance, N.C.

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