The summit is an opening in the trees with large quartz boulders everywhere. When the sun hits the rocks just right they can be seen from miles away. In the fog these rocks reflect and almost glow. This rock outcrop that apears to shine, is not the true summit. The true summit is a smaller quartz formation that sprouts up from the blueberry bushes. It is fairly hard to find. From here you can see Cold Mountain through the trees in one direction and Black Balsam Knob in the other direction.
|Range/Region:||Southern Appalachian Ridges|
|Best months for climbing:||Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Charlotte Douglas airport|
Thanks to Stuart Parker for adding this peak.
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