Whitetop Mountain Additions and Corrections

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BobSmith

BobSmith - Aug 21, 2005 10:43 am - Hasn't voted

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I've heard that, too. One of the rangers at Grayson Highlands was telling me that there is some evidence of limted glaciation on the peaks there between Grayson Higlands and Whitetop. So they were obviously alpine at one point.

tedstryk - Aug 20, 2005 10:37 am - Hasn't voted

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An interesting fact about the Whitetop Mountain bald area is that it is thought to be a last remnant of alpine vegetation in the area, as unlike the Grayson Highlands/Wilburn Ridge area and Elk Garden, it has been bald throughout recorded history (The Native Americans called it "The Bald Mountain").

BobSmith

BobSmith - Aug 21, 2005 10:43 am - Hasn't voted

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I've heard that, too. One of the rangers at Grayson Highlands was telling me that there is some evidence of limted glaciation on the peaks there between Grayson Higlands and Whitetop. So they were obviously alpine at one point.

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