Looking Glass Rock, granite, fall leaves color. Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachians, North Carolina, USA.
One of the largest masses of granite in the Eastern United States, Looking Glass Rock is excellent for rock climbing and gets its name from the shimmering effects of sunlight on its surface when wet. This "pluton monolith" crystallized from magma .slowly cooling below the surface. .Fall leaves color the Blue Ridge Mountains (a subset of the Appalachian Mountains) at Log Hollow Overlook (elevation 4445 feet) at Milepost 416.0 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in North Carolina. Local trees release hydrocarbons into the atmosphere and create a characteristic blue haze. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469-mile (755 km) long scenic highway that connects Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, following ridge crestlines and the Appalachian Trail. Panorama stitched from 3 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download