Pilot Mountain from the Blue Ridge Parkway
In this view from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Pilot Mountain can be seen as the distant knob peeking from behind a nearer mountain. Pilot Mountain is not as tall as the mountains of the Blue Ridge, but standing alone in North Carolina's western Piedmont it is much higher than its surroundings. It can be seen from a great distance and was used as a "pilot" to guide travelers -- hence its name.
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