Autumn Sunrise at Bear Rocks, Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia

A sunrise in the mountains, a bedrock outcropping in foreground, scattered evergreens and orange-yellow deciduous trees

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Taken on Oct. 9, 2015

The Central Appalachians have higher elevations than areas to the east or west; some conifers are found at the higher elevations, but most of the region is covered in deciduous forest. Pictured here is Bear Rocks at Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV, an area that reaches over 4,000'.