Pilot Mountain

Drove to Pilot Mountain north of Winston Salem (about 1.5hrs from Carrboro) to do some hiking and take some pictures.

approaching pilot mountain from US-52
approaching pilot mountain from US-52

pilot mountain from scenic overlook
pilot mountain from scenic overlook

Update: The following photo was used as the inspiration for a painting in 2006.

old car found hiking in woods
old car found hiking in woods
remaining piece of license plate said 57 (as in 1957)
remaining piece of license plate said “57” (as in 1957)
A view from the front (which is missing)
a view from the front (which is missing)
Light falling against the door
light falling against the door
first view from the top (of the little pinnacle)
first view from the top (of the little pinnacle)
pilot mountain with unknown mountains in the distance
pilot mountain with unknown mountains in the distance
close-up of the big pinnacle
“close-up” of the big pinnacle
a shadowy super-close-up
a shadowy “super-close-up”
better view of the other mountains in the distance
better view of the other mountains in the distance
neat close-up of some lichens
neat close-up of some lichens
looking up the big pinnacle
looking up the big pinnacle
hiking along the strenuous ledge spring trail
hiking along the strenuous ledge spring trail
last view before calling it a day
last view before calling it a day

Also see file this under “things not to do at 70mph”

Note: These photos originally appeared in my photo galleries.

5 Comments

Marty

Sorry to see you took down the photo galleries. I found the Pilot Mountain photos I was looking for, but they are no longer hi res enough to use as my desktop background. I know why you did it and don’t blame you. Nice blog though.

Marty, if you want a high res version, just shoot me an email.

Marty

I sent you a message. Thanks a lot!

Trying to do some research on Pilot Mountain in terms of it’s history, geology, myths, legends and even some of the woo-woo about it, of which there is much. If you have a tip on where to look for information or information on Pilot Mountain I’d appreciate an email to: jackmac2013@gmail.com

Robert Turner

So sad to see the end for 1 of the great cars built by GM! I restored a 1948 Chevrolet like this. Mine was a Fleetmaster Sport Coupe, this is the Fleetmaster Town Sedan. Back when American cars were overbuilt & reasonably priced. Sigh…

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