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Pilot Mtn Big Dome

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Tuesday August 27, 2013

Pilot Mountain, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I went up to the small dome, which overlooks the big dome, for the first time in several months today. Last time I went, the small dome was still closed after the fire last fall, but now it's open. Evidences of the fire were everywhere, but on the whole I'd say the area is making a satisfactory recovery.

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11. ChrisAnthemum
9:33 PM GMT on August 29, 2013
It's just off Highway 52, Shirley, and visible from any high point for miles around. Yes, a very nice day trip or even if you have an hour or two, and there's no charge for admission either.
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10. WeatherWise
9:25 PM GMT on August 29, 2013
Great shot and update on information! I don't think I have ever been there though I have been to Winston Salem and North Wilksboro but usually headed to Boone. It does not look all that far from me - a nice day trip.
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9. ChrisAnthemum
7:20 PM GMT on August 29, 2013
Thanks, Julia! Pilot Mountain is Stokes County's one claim to fame, so a lot of people were sick to see it burn. However, as I said, it is making a good recovery.
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8. Doesiedoats
6:56 PM GMT on August 29, 2013
Great photo, Kathy, and it's nice to see the
comparison shots as well.
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7. ChrisAnthemum
10:57 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
That's exactly what happened, Amanda! At a town informational meeting that was held during that time, it did seem apparent that no one had taken into account the wind predictions for the day the burn was started, and that seems to be how it got out of hand. Thanks for commenting on this pic too!
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6. Amanda999
10:54 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
Controlled burns can be touchy things. Just a little unpredictable wind can blow it away from you.
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5. ChrisAnthemum
1:43 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
Thanks, Delana and pictonite! It's a beautiful area!
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4. pictonite
11:37 AM GMT on August 28, 2013
Thanks for posting this, and the history! Glad to hear/see the recovery after the devastation.
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3. CalicoBass
7:05 AM GMT on August 28, 2013
Very beautiful Kathy and love the other two photos of this place. It reminds me of the Sugarloaf Mountain in Heber Springs.
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2. ChrisAnthemum
5:49 AM GMT on August 28, 2013
And here is what it looked like on November 10, when a "controlled burn" got out of control.

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1. ChrisAnthemum
5:45 AM GMT on August 28, 2013
This is what the area looked like in January. I could not get a clear shot of the big dome then because the trail was still closed for repairs.

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