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RedwicThe Summit Road...


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The road leading to the summit has a sign on the rightside of the entrance. It says "FAA En Route Radar Lynch, KY".

Also, the summit road is the PAVED road, not the dirt road next to it.
Posted May 27, 2009 2:29 am

RedwicThe USGS Benchmark...


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The USGS Benchmark disk for Black Mountain is found on a large boulder, just beyond a small path/opening in thick brush located on the east side of the summit area.
Posted May 27, 2009 2:34 am

taggaj00No Sign at Summit Road !

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I observed no sign at the entrance to the Summit Road from Rte. 160 coming from Kentucky side, on a recent visit. But a turn to the right, just before the 'Welcome to Virginia' sign, leads to the Summit Road (uphill). The handsome plaque, marking the summit height (4,139 ft.) and honoring local World War II Veteran, and Cable TV pioneer William Risen, was erected on a pedestal by 'Hands Across the Mountains'. Directly beyond the plaque, the USGS Survey Marker lies on a prominent boulder in a small copse of trees. It was a foggy, early Fall evening with wildflowers in profusion; not a bad day in the beautiful Southern Appalachians.
Posted Oct 28, 2013 10:09 pm

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