Scenic Sunday # 68: Woolyback Overlook

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Woolyback Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway. October 25, 2009.

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

Last Sunday was an absolute gorgeous day in the mountains, with a clear blue sky.   Betsy and I took the Blue Ridge Parkway from Maggie Valley and stopped at several overlooks to enjoy the autumn scenery.

The picture above (which can be enlarged by clicking on it) was taken at Woolyback Overlook at mile marker 452.  “Woolyback” refers to a thicket created by the mountain laurel and rhododendron that’s so dense you can almost walk in it.

The elevation at this overlook is 5,425 feet, so most of the vibrant autumn colors were gone.  But you can see rust-colored trees at lower elevations and of course the ridge lines of the mountains leading back to the horizon.

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11 Responses to “Scenic Sunday # 68: Woolyback Overlook”

  1. Pam Says:

    Thanks for the scenic road trip George. It sure is a lovely drive through the Blue Ridge mountains, especially in the fall. And your overlook photo is beautiful proof of that.

  2. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What a neat overlook, great colors.

  3. busy bee suz Says:

    What a great view…love the name too.

  4. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Nice photo. I love the late color with all the reds among the evergreens.

  5. Cheryl Says:

    Such a neat name for the overlook. The foliage is still beautiful in the photo though.

  6. Karin Says:

    Catching up on reading your posts! Wonderful scenery! Loved that pink rose!

  7. imac Says:

    Tis a beauty to look at George.

  8. Tes Says:

    This is such a beauty, George! Love the colors!

  9. MaryBeth Says:

    Woolyback what a neat name. gorgeous view. MB

  10. teresa Says:

    Pretty view. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful place.

  11. Eleen Says:

    Wonderful scenery and photo!

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