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One quick look and you might think this amazing mountain is in the Blue Ridge Mountains but it isn’t. Pilot Mountain, which is considered one of the most distinctive natural features in North Carolina, is actually part of an ancient chain of Sauratown Mountains and is located northeast of Lake Norman in our beautiful Yadkin Valley known for its over 50 wineries including two in the town of Pilot Mountain population 1477! Pilot Mountain is part of the Pilot Mountain State Park where visitors can take a paved road to the visitor center and campgrounds or go further up to a parking lot on the ridge. Trails from there take you to the main Little Pinnacle Overlook and other viewing spots.
This gorgeous photo was taken by renowned artist Cotton Ketchie, owner of Mooresville’s Landmark Galleries, who spends much of his time driving all over North Carolina and even summer trips around the country, taking stunning photos. And, of course, he also takes some amazing photos of Lake Norman as well. If you haven’t visited his store on Main Street in Historic Downtown Mooresville you should put it on your list for 2014! He has myriad beautiful photographs like this one for sale as well as his wonderful watercolors and even North Carolina pottery.
To make your desktop calendar just click on the link above and then right click and select “set as background”. This is a copyrighted photo so please understand that I can not send you a copy of this photo without the calendar. Thank you!
I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman. (Optimum size is a landscape photo about 2MB or about 1600 x 1200 pixels). I will give a $25 Gas Card to anyone who provides a photo that I use as one of my monthly calendars. If you’d like to submit a photo or an idea for a future calendar, please send it to…firstname.lastname@example.org