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Mini-bluffs, High & Low Wire Points, and Mythological Ruins

Posted in Loudoun Heights Hike with tags , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by Drogo

Mini-bluffs


Individual rock outcroppings overlook the Shenandoah Valley, but the bluffs are obscured by trees in the Summer. These mini-bluffs are giant moss-lichen limestone rocks, following the contour of the mountain-side; as opposed to the larger, more visible bluffs that stick out perpendicular to the mountain-side.


***Chimney Rock and Bald Eagle Nest Enigma

Not this time. This will be another adventure, some other time.

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High Wire Point

The highest of two overlook areas where the electrical wires cut across the mountain, High Wire Point has a vista of the harpers ferry valley, and sandy hook to ‘South’ Mountain (north-east).

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Low Wire Point

The lower of two overlook areas (but still high) where the electrical wires cut across the mountain, it has a better view of Maryland Heights from the River, canal, on up.

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Mythological Ruins

Winding around the north-east mountain top, the path begins to go down towards the Stone Tower and Split Rocks Cliff Overlook. Buried in undergrowth are massive boulders, which look like mythological ruins from a forgotten civilization.

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