Mountain Contrast

Mountain Contrast (HM20JA)

Location: Stanley, VA 22851 Page County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 30.982', W 78° 26.618'

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To your right, if visibility permits, you can see the parallel ridges of Massanutten Mountain and other mountains beyond. Compare those long straight ridges with the ragged, jumbled look of the Blue Ridge Mountains in front of you. Different geologic origins create the contrast.

The Blue Ridge, Massanutten, and mountains to the west are all part of a larger mountain system, the Appalachians, which dominates the Eastern United States from Maine to Georgia. Here in Virginia, the Blue Ridge is the easternmost range of the Appalachians.

The mountains of Shenandoah National Park contain some of North America's oldest rock formations and are home to more plant species than all of Europe, including 100 tree and more than 900 wildflower species.

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Scene to your right, Massanutten and other mountains to the west
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HM NumberHM20JA
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Placed ByShenandoah National Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 722876 N 4266206
Decimal Degrees38.51636667, -78.44363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.982', W 78° 26.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 58.92" N, 78° 26' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Skyline Dr, Stanley VA 22851, US
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