Bald Knob Cross of Peace, Alto Pass

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  • We visited the Bald Knob Cross of Peace on a beautiful fall Monday. The views are magnificent and the informational plaques describe the landmarks on all sides. The visitor center was closed, but the ...  more »
  • We visited Bald Knob Cross of Peace during the Great American Eclipse (August, 2017). It was a beautiful , peaceful day with amazing views. A great place to watch the eclipse. We rode a shuttle from a...  more »
  • We were there on Saturday September 2. It was a beautiful day! The cross is on a high hill in the middle of nowhere. The winding road is a lovely drive and 3.7 miles, says the sign. Took 10+ minutes. ...  more »
  • Had seen the Cross many times from a long distance, but today was the first time I had ever been down to the visitors station. It was very nice. Standing at the foot of the cross looking up we saw a rainbow. I took photos, the rainbow stayed behind the cross the entire time we were there....nearly 45 minutes. I was able to look up my father's name in a list of contributors who gave a hog so many years ago. I was touched by the awesome cross, the rainbow, the view and the memory of my parents giving a hog, which in those days was a very big deal when you were raising five little kids on a farm.
  • Whether one is a religious person (whichever faith) or not, definitely take time to visit this place. The views are breathtaking. It is beautiful and peaceful.
  • The Bald Knob Cross... a spectacular sight which has always inspired me. And today Dec. 1st of 2017 I called my brother Rob at 4:21 PM who was driving in the Carbondale vicinity. He is certainly a bright brother with the Robert namesake and he told me in confidence that he was in the process of dragging a robe over the sacred Bald Knob Cross. I didn't understand what he meant until I watched an old Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra movie on VHS. Here as I adjusted the tracking on the video I learned from an expression stated via Mr. Tracy that the "Good Thief" next to Christ was the one who stole heaven! My goodness I thought to myself. My brother the bank robber! What could he get on the black market for hauling the currency from heaven to Earth in his robe. Certainly Heaven floats I later contemplated and Rob must have found a way to blanket the Firmament itself from above with a rice linen our sister Linda gave him. So today I informed both the Pope and the International Sherriff's Association of his actions, as well as rendered the exploit in 3-D virtual reality so that investigators could immerse in this bold crime. Imagine a Kretzschmar making a [MOL] circuit to enrich those less imaginative here in Amerika.
  • I loved it so much. It was a gorgeous view.
  • Such a beautiful and serene place to visit. Even if you don't believe it's still worth the visit.

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