Monday, 30 May 2016

The Pilot Mountain, United States

Pilot Mountain is a distinctive natural feature in the North Carolina of United States. The metamorphic quartzite monadnock rising peak is 2,421 feet above sea level, actually a remnant of the ancient chain of Sauratown Mountains. The Saura Indians, the primitive inhabitants of this area called the mountain “Jomeokee” means “Great Guide” To feel the real essence of this park, an offseason plan is ideal, when leaves are down, temperatures are mild, and least crowds are there. 

The Pilot Mountain is truly an iconic summit actually a part of the A.V.A Yadkin Valley, an American viticultural Area, U.S. Route 52 passes through the Town of Pilot Mountain near the mountain, and the City of Mount Airy in few miles farther north. The Pilot Mountain dominates the surrounding Piedmont and can be seen from many landmarks is popular and is overcrowded during the summer months. Moreover, Pilot Mountain was mapped in 1751 by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, father of President Thomas Jefferson.

 The exclusive features of Pilot Mountain is Big and Little Pinnacle, have high and colorful bare rock walls, with a lovely rounded top well covered by vegetation. The visitors can take a paved road to the parking lot and campgrounds, access to the main little Pinnacle Overlook and other stunning viewing stations. Approach from any direction and see Pilot Mountain dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park. So, Fun, from relaxation to exhilaration is easy to find there.  

Pilot Mountain is part of Pilot Mountain State Park, stretching to the Yadkin River via a corridor of Land, and associated with adjacent Horne Creek Living Historical Farm. From a distance, the ridge slope and Little Pinnacle and round knob to Big Pinnalce gives distinctive Mountain View. Pilot Mountain State Park is a popular destination for canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, picnicking, and rock climbing however, the favorite ones are rock climbing and rappelling at Pilot Mountain; offer a challenge to experienced climbers. Therefore, climbing is only permitted in designated areas; climbing and rappelling are not permitted on the Big Pinnacle. 

The rock formation on the east actually a privately held Sauratown Mountain, however Jomeokee Trail leads around the base of Big Pinnacle. There’s a picnic area down along the ride crest, follows a long cliff, most popular site for rock climbing. The other trails are Sassafras trail, Grindstone trail, connects the campground to Ledge Spring Trail.  Moreover, the Grassy Ridge Trail follows along the mountain's base, connecting the lower ends of the Mountain and Grindstone Trails together.