Looking Glass Rock

Looking Glass Rock (HM1C2Y)

Location: Canton, NC 28716 Transylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 19.304', W 82° 49.678'

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Like a gigantic mirror, Looking Glass Rock reflects a dazzle of sunlight when water collects on its granite face. This display is especially spectacular in winter when the water turns to ice.

Looking Glass Rock is a pluton formed by underground volcanic activity. Plutons are great masses of molten rock that have hardened under the earth's surface. Centuries of erosion finally exposed the rock and shaped it into the familiar dome we see today.

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Looking Glass Rock has been a landmark in the southern Appalachian Mountains for generations.

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Looking Glass Rock's massive size can be easily appreciated close-up.
HM NumberHM1C2Y
Series This marker is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 9:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 333841 N 3910255
Decimal Degrees35.32173333, -82.82796667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 19.304', W 82° 49.678'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 19' 18.24" N, 82° 49' 40.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)704, 828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1433 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Canton NC 28716, US
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