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Title Peaks of Otter - Sharp Top Mountain
Date July 21, 1974
Description Image shows a wooden sign that is set among large boulders. The sign is titled "Weather at Work" and it discusses the formation of the boulders. The sign is located on Sharp Top Mountain, one of the Peaks of Otter. Image was taken near milepost 85.9 in Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by C. E. Westveer on July 21, 1974. The sign reads:

Weather at Work / Residual boulders have here been formed by decomposition and the loosening of the diorite rock masses. Weathering, most active along cracks, slowly forms the boulder-like blocks. / United States Department of Interior / National Park Service
Location Location Name: Sharp Top Mountain (Va.)
Parkway Milepost: 85.9
Latitude: 37.433333
Longitude: -79.604722
Creator Individual C.E. Westveer
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Interpretive development
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Sharp Top Mountain (Va.)
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway