Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

About this Image

Title Upturned strata
Title Note Shale showing ripple marks
Date October 1959
Description Image shows a stratified shale rock formation. The layers of rock in this image run in a vertical direction. There is a layer of grasses, brush and trees growing at the top of the formation and there are small, loose rocks and dirt near the bottom of the formation. Image was taken by Leslie P. Arnberger and Donald H. Robinson in November 1956.
Location Location Name: Buchanan (Va.)
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 37.527222
Longitude: -79.679722
Creator Individuals Donald H. Robinson
Leslie P. Arnberger
Tags Botetourt County (Va.)
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway