Freezing Sunset along The Escarpment
With the temperature right at freezing, and the humidity somewhere around 10%, the light and shadows cast by the setting Sun seemed especially distinct yesterday along the easternmost of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They are referred to as the “Escarpment” because they are the first peaks west of the Piedmont Plateau. All the images were made a few minutes before sunset within ten minutes of my house along the Rutherford-McDowell County line. By sunrise, the temperature dropped to 14 degrees, with no frost.
Young’s Mountain northeast of Lake Lure
Stone Mountain northwest of Lake Lure
Long Mountain from Montford Cove
Pinnacle Peak on the McDowell-Rutherford County line.
Hickory Nut Mountain in McDowell County from Tight Run Road.
Hickory Nut Mountain above Cove Creek Valley.
Brushy Top and Oak Mountains above Otter Pond right at sunset.