Just a few photos of Tanawha, also known as Grandfather Mountain. This is probably the single most impressive peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And also the highest peak in the Blue Ridge (at 5,964 feet above seal level).
It has been proposed that the "Boone Bowl" on the mountain is the remains of a glacial cirque. I can believe it.
|I saw similar features in the White Mountains of New Hampshire which definitely had glacial cirques.|
|Tanawha is one of the most rugged mountains in the southeast.|
|Self-portrait standing on what looks suspiciously like the rim of a glacial cirque.|
|Very much appears to be a glacial cirque.|
|Some of the rock striations that were found in the 1970s as evidence of past glaciation.|