Year - 2003
Scale - 1:24,000
Topo Lines - Yes
Shinning Rock Wilderness in the Pisgah National Forest
is made up of a series of high-elevation ridges on the
north slopes of Pisgah ridge. The terrain is extremely
steep and rugged, with elevations ranging from 3,200 feet
on the West Fork Piegeon Tiver to 6,030 feet on Cold Mountain.
Shinning Rock Ledge, which forms the area's backbone, is
over 5,000 feet high, with five peaks at 6,000 feet.
Middle Prong Wilderness lies west of Shinning Rock and is
also in the Pisgah National Forest. The wilderness is also made up of
steep and rugged high-elevation ridges.