From Profile View, you see this "silhouette" of the rocky knob - the profile that gave the mountain its name, according to the sign that stands there. Others contend that the name came from another silhouette of the mountain as a whole, as seen from NC Hwy. 105 in Foscoe (the road is at the very bottom left of this photo). Perhaps both are true. Either way, it's a great view.
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