Friday, July 10, 2015

Past POIs - Humpback Rocks [Virginia]

For the next few Past Points of Interest, I'm going to cover some of the sights that we saw during our recent roadtrip to Asheville and Atlanta.

Humpback Rock in Virginia, which is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a free to access viewpoint providing you with a great view of the surrounding area.  The rock itself is greenstone and the name is from how it looks like a 'hump' and is located near the peak of Humpback Mountain.

It is 10 km (milepost 5.8) south of the northern entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway and it a 3.2 km (2 mile) round-trip hike.  You will gain 740 ft (230 m) in elevation and it will probably take you roughly 1 hour to do the hike itself and however much time you need to take pictures and breaks.

Well worth a visit if you are in the area; I hope the stats don't scare you from doing the hike itself.

Come back next Friday for another Past Point of Interest!

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