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Title Bald Area on Craggy Knob
Date December 5, 1956
Description An open grassy area, bald, looking east from Craggy Knob near milepost 365 in section 2P of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Robert E. Howe on December 5, 1956.
Commentary Balds are mountain summits or crests covered primarily by thick vegetation of native grasses or shrubs occurring in areas where heavy forest growth would be expected. This photo was taken for its possible use in the story of the Balds.
Location Location Name: Craggy Knob
Parkway Milepost: 365.0
Latitude: 35.6892815
Longitude: -82.3851236
Creator Individual Robert E. Howe
Tags Buncombe County (N.C.)
Craggy Knob (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway