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Monday, October 21, 2013

Weekend Ramblings: Babcock State Park

After leaving the New River Gorge Bridge, we stopped by Babcock State Park, because despite the overcast day, I figured it would be gorgeous.

It was.

I’ve heard this is the most photographed spot in the state. I find that kinda depressing, since, although the area is gorgeous, the gristmill isn’t original, but was instead reassembled from others that were taken down.

Plus, there’s so much non-man-made gorgeous scenery. But, here’s an obligatory picture of the grist mill, and you can see how gorgeous the area was yesterday.

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We saw, in the short time we were there, two separate wedding shoots.

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Here’s the stream above the mill:

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We decided to take the Island in the Sky Trail.

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Climb to an elevation of 2546 feet, and you’ll find this.

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It was far less surprising, when we discovered there was a road that could bring you to this height, instead of climbing things like this:

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Regardless of the shortcut, it was a gorgeous hike up. (Starting elevation was 2260 feet. We made the climb in about half an hour.)

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