Zenfolio | Blue Ridge Imagery | Blue Ridge Mountains | Wild Ponies

Photo Info

Dimensions7360 x 4912
Original file size27.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Oct-17 07:57
Date modified30-Oct-17 11:01
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D800
Focal length35 mm
Focal length (35mm)35 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/4000 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1 1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Wild Ponies

Wild Ponies

At the junction of the AT, turn right and follow it north for 0.5 miles. This section of the AT is called Wilburn Ridge. It had a lot of rock piles for hikers to explore. Also, if you like rock climbing or bouldering, there are a lot of great spots to climb along Wilburn Ridge. There are three main rock piles spread out along the ridge, all of which offer outstanding 360 degree views of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains. On clear days, hikers can see over 70 miles away. I personally like the view from the third rock pile, and it usually isn’t as crowded as the first two. In fact, I often have the whole rock pile to myself. The best view is to the East making this an ideal place to watch the sunrise beehive the Blue Ridge Mountains. Anywhere along Wilburn Ridge is a great place to stop and eat lunch/snack while taking in the amazing views.