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saw were squirrels, cousins to the ones at home. A fee is charged at each of the four entrance points for Skyline Drive. The Civilian Conservation Corps participated in the construction of the road beginning in 1931. The monumental project was initiated by Herbert Hoover, who had a summer home in the area. Skyline runs through the long, narrow SNP, which includes almost 200,000 acres with 40% of the acreage designated protected wilderness. The highest peak is Hawksbill Mountain at 4,051 feet. According to SNP literature, some of the rocks exposed in the park date to over one billion years in age and include basalt, granite, volcanic and sedimentary rocks.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt formally opened SNP in 1935 as a place of recreation and refuge for the American people with views of the magnificent mountains, over 500 miles of hiking trails, waterfalls and protected flora and fauna. We took t ur ns dr iv ing to t he southern end of the Skyline Drive

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