Fire Scale Mountain

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Fire Scale Mountain
Fire Scale Mountain is located in North Carolina
Fire Scale Mountain
Fire Scale Mountain
Location in North Carolina
Fire Scale Mountain is located in the United States
Fire Scale Mountain
Fire Scale Mountain
Fire Scale Mountain (the United States)
Highest point
Elevation3,845 ft (1,172 m)[1]
Coordinates36°13′59″N 81°29′30″W / 36.23306°N 81.49167°W / 36.23306; -81.49167Coordinates: 36°13′59″N 81°29′30″W / 36.23306°N 81.49167°W / 36.23306; -81.49167[1]
Geography
LocationWatauga County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Maple Springs

Fire Scale Mountain is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, near the community of Deep Gap. The majority of the mountain is within the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its elevation reaches 3,845 feet (1,172 m).

Split along the Eastern Continental Divide, it generates feeder streams to both the South Fork New River (via Gap Creek[2]) and Yadkin River (via Stony Fork[3]). Ivy Point Ridge[4] juts out southeasterly from the mountain, which is used by US 421 to transition from the Foothills to the Mountains. Deep Gap[5] is a natural gap adjacent to the mountain; it provides both the name of the nearby community and the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and US 421.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fire Scale Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  2. ^ "Gap Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  3. ^ "Stony Fork". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  4. ^ "Ivy Point Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  5. ^ "Deep Gap". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10.