My best friend from high school lives on the other side of the country in Oregon. We grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC and were not surrounded by the mountains like I am here. She laughs at what I call a mountain and dares me to come visit her and the “real” mountains which make mine look like hills (her words).
I would love to.
In the mean time I am quite content to live in the shadow of the peak we refer to as Signal Knob, with its beauty and history. Signal Knob towers over our little town 2,106 feet (642 m). It is part of the Massanutten Mountain and the George Washington National Forest. It was used during the Civil War by both the Union and Confederate soldiers by the Signal Corps as a key observation point.
Please click-through the gallery to see the many vies of Signal Knob.