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Pictures from the Fire Tower
off the Blue Ridge Parkway
just south of Pisgah Inn

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A short distance south of Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway (on the right as you are going south away from Pisgah Inn), is a gated forest service road.  A 3/4 mile hike up the gravel road brings you to the top of Frying Pan Mountain (340 feet elevation gain in the 3/4 mile hike).  Climb up the fire tower for some awe-inspiring views.

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for a full size image

Did you know.....

This same location at the top of Frying Pan Mountain (where the fire tower is located) is also where the camera that captures the every half hour web cam shot of Cold Mountain is located?

NOTE ... the webcam currently is down ... there have been no new images since June 18.  Click here to see some of my favorite webcam shots that I've captured and saved.

Hike the 3/4 mile distance to the fire tower.  Just before you reach the tower base, look to your right and look for a small beige building with weather equipment on top.   If you look past the building, you'll see Cold Mountain.  The camera is on the north side of the building facing Cold Mountain. 

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