Category:  Blue Ridge Escarpment

 
BlueRdgEscarp ConsArea

Blue Ridge Escarpment Conservation Area

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Conservations Areas: Fishhawk Mountain, Overflow Creek (Blue Valley), Terrapin Mountain, Panthertown Valley
Standing at the intersection of three states–North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia–is the massive cliff line of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Along this precipitous east-facing slope, the Blue Ridge Mountains drop off thousands of feet into the rolling [...]

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BlueRdgEscarp Fishhawk

Fishhawk Mountain

Fishhawk Mountain

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Approximate Size: 5,668 acres
Old Growth Acreage: 389 acres
Location: Macon County, NC, north of Highlands, NC Wayah Ranger District
USGS Topographic Maps: Scaly Mountain
The outstanding feature of this gem is its cliffs. A dozen or more rock faces afford the hiker an abundance of long-distance views, at least [...]

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BlueRdgEscarp Overflow

Overflow Creek

Overflow Creek (Blue Valley)

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Approximate size: 6,008 acres
Roadless acreage: 3,509 acres
Old growth acreage: 315 acres
Location: Macon County, NC, 5 miles southwest of Highlands; Highlands Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest
USGS Topographic Maps: Highlands, Scaly Mountain, Rabun Bald, Satolah
Overflow Creek, a congressionally designated wilderness study area, is one of the [...]

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BlueRdgEscarp Terrapin

Terrapin Mountain

Terrapin Mountain

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Approximate size: 6,648 acres
Old growth acreage: 410 acres
Location: Jackson and Macon counties, NC, 5 miles east of Highlands; Highland Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest
USGS Topographic Maps: Cashiers, Highlands
This rock-sided haystack is one of the most prominent features of the area between the resort towns of Highlands [...]

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BlueRdgEscarp Panthertown

Panthertown Valley

Panthertown Valley

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Approximate size: 8,762 acres
Old growth acreage: 82 acres
Location: To the west of Blue Ridge Parkway and north of the NC/SC boundary, Jackson County; Nantahala National Forest
USGS Topographic Maps: Lake Toxaway, Reid
Panthertown Valley, (correctly pronounced “paintertown,” as any local will take pains to tell you), is often [...]

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