Thursday, January 16, 2014

Appalachian Sunset

Sunset, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view. Velvia slide film.)

The ancient ridges of the Southern Appalachian Mountains provide a
setting for this sunset seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway. At one time, the
Appalachians were the tallest mountains on Earth, but nearly 500 million years
of erosion have drastically shortened and softened their once lofty peaks.

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