Appalachian Balds

 Some of the mountains here have peaks with no trees, covered by natural grasses/shrubs. They are called “Balds”. I’ve seen several of them  recently. On an average day, I’ll reach 2-5 small mountin peaks and 1-2 of them offer beautiful 360 degree views because of the bald summits. There are several theories as to why some are bald and others nearby are covered with tall trees. All I can say is that I’m glad are bald.The one below is called Max Patch:





  1. Sally (Duncan) D'Antonio · April 8, 2016

    Do you sing a lot? It seems like a perfect place to sing!


    • kevinhikes · April 8, 2016

      Talking to yourself and singing are part of every day, but I really love to listen to the sounds of the forest – birds, squirrels, wind howling, and trees creaking


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