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Monday, May 11, 2020

Hiking WV: Watters-Smith Memorial State Park

Really, more of a saunter than a hike.

Watters Smith Memorial State Park

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Hiking WV: Audra State Park

Saturday was gorgeous, and we spent it at Audra, some hiking, but mostly playing around the water.

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If you’ve never been Audra has a boardwalk through the Alum cave, which is a lot of fun.

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Watch your head!

The main trail goes along the West Fork river, and there are many paths to get down to the water. We spent half our time walking along the river.

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And throwing sticks into the river.

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One log we threw in and followed along the river for as long as we could, freeing it from the rocks and cheering it on its journey.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Hiking WV: Coopers Rock

Finally got out to Coopers Rock.

Location: Coopers Rock State Forest
Trail: Advanced Ski Trail
Distance: 5.2 miles
Elevation: 1518-2226 feet (773 feet)

No snow. No flowers. But there was water.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Hiking WV: Blackwater Falls

Since the fall leaf color is done anywhere within driving distance, we jumped straight into winter with a hike at Blackwater Falls.

Since I’ve been slacking on walking / hiking in recent months, we decided to take a relatively easy hike, and hiked part of the Davis Trail. This is the part of the Allegheny Trail that runs from Blackwater Falls to Cannan Valley State Park.

It was lovely.

Location: Blackwater Falls
Trail: Davis Trail / Allegheny Trail
Distance: 5.1 miles
Elevation: 3203-3669 feet (660 ft)

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Traveling WV: Berkeley Springs

I managed to forget to share the pictures from last week’s drive to Berkeley Springs. Neither of us wanted a long drive, but we wanted to a chance to see some leaf color, so off we went.

We went first to Cacapon SP, where a recent storm had taken down a lot of trees, so the road going up to the mountain top was closed, which was disappointing, since I’d hoped to see how the entire valley looked.

But it was still pretty.

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Some nice color at the lower elevations.

Then we went to Berkeley Springs, which I always find lovely to walk around.

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Beautiful!

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Traveling WV: Babcock State Park

The other places we stopped (right in the middle of our day) was Babcock State Park.

There was a decent amount of color there, although nowhere near peak.

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So! Adorable!

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Traveling WV: Fall Rivers

We stopped at several state parks on Friday, two of which have some lovely river views.

We were a tad bit late for good light at Carnifex Ferry, but none-the-less it’s a lovely view of the Gauley River.

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There was a bit of color, but nowhere near as much as there should have been for mid-October.

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We stopped by Hawk’s Nest earlier in the day, and saw a different portion of the New River.

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We also went down into the New River Gorge. They were getting ready for Bridge Day, and there wasn’t very much color, even if it was a lovely view.

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