The mountain, along with Mabry Mill along the Blue Ridge Parkway, is photographed from all angles, including this view from The Saddle Overlook at Rockey Knob.
Floyd County High School’s athletic teams are called the Buffalos.
Writers use the mountain as inspiration, poets as a muse and pilots from Oceana Naval Air Station use it to practice mountain flying techniques. The mountain dominates the landscape of the county. For many, it is the county.
(Colors in photo enhanced in Photoshop)