“Balds” seen along the Parkway refer to large treeless patches covering all or part of a mountaintop. The summit of Bald Mountain touches the head of Big Levels, and the view from this overlook offers its southern side.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide is a privately owned website authored by Joe Veler and Sarah Cooke, who began work on the site after discovering their shared love of the Parkway. It is a part of the Virtual Blue Ridge Network, which aims to share the Parkway experience with long-distance viewers and to enhance it for visitors and residents. To read more about the Virtual Blue Ridge Network, the history of this project, and what you can expect to find on the Blue Ridge Parkway Guide, click here.