Posts tagged with WestVirginia

  1. Dolly Sods Spring Backpacking Trek

    04 Nov 2021

    The rain softly taps on the roof of my car. It’s dark. Very dark. I can’t see anything outside, but I know I’m not alone. When I pulled in, there were a lot of cars. Maybe 15 or 20. I bet they’re waiting for the rain to pass, too The…

  2. Canaan Valley Winter Retreat

    20 Feb 2021

    I’m back from another trip to Canaan Valley, West Virginia. This was a family trip. But I found time to do some landscape photography, too One spot I was excited to check out was the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Last year I drove through the refuge on a backpacking…

  3. Great North Mountain Winter Adventure

    20 Dec 2020

    Last week I completed a 13-mile backpacking trip on the Great North Mountain in the George Washington National Forest. The trip covered parts of Virginia and West Virginia. The snow-covered forest was magical, the views endless, and the night bitterly cold. Fortunately, we were well-prepared to spend a night in…

  4. Dodging the Crowds at Dolly Sods

    15 Nov 2020

    In October, I hiked Dolly Sods Wilderness to check out the fall colors Dolly Sods Wilderness is a rugged place. The area is largely a plateau on the Allegheny Front with elevations ranging from 2,500 to over 4,700 feet. It absorbs a constant assault by the elements, especially the wind.…