Chimney Top Rock on North Fork Mountain

Chimney Top Rock on North Fork Mountain

Back splashed by autumn color on the distant Allegheny Front and Dolly Sods area is the incredibly large rock formations known as Chimney Top on the northern end of North Fork Mountain near Cabins, WV within the Monongahela National Forest. Picture was taken shortly before evening and soon after I climbed down and away from the Tuscarora Sandstone columns of rock. To gain a perspective on how large this formation is, look at the trees on its top. While North Fork Mountain doesn't break any elevation records in this area (Allegheny Front is 1000 feet higher here), its unusual cliff formations appear as walls perched in the sky that inspired my hike this past autumn. Next year I'll be sure to venture further south to explore and document in photograph this unusual mountain.

Autumn
Chimney Top on North Fork Mtn Pictures
October 13, 2009
February 13, 2010
Nikon D300
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED