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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Hiking WV: Coopers Rock

The weather Saturday was ridiculously warm–especially considering a week earlier we had temperatures with a negative wind chill.

The trails were of course quite muddy, but once we got off the Roadside Trail, things were fine. But because the well-traveled trails were so muddy and slushy, we ended up walking the road to Henry Clay Furnace trail, and once we came out at the reservoir, took the main road back.

Location: Coopers Rock State Forest
Trails: Roadside (very very briefly), road to Henry Clay Furnace, Clay Furnace trail, Mont Chateau trail (partial), Clay Run trail, and main road
Distance: 7.9 miles
Elevation: 1652 – 2353 feet

There were a LOT of people at the forest.

Coopers Rock State Forest entrance

Coopers Rock State Forest entrance

Here is where I accidentally dropped my sunglasses into the creek.

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I declined to jump in after them. Temperatures may have been in the 60s, but the water temperature was just above freezing.

Except for a few spots, the reservoir was still frozen, but it wasn’t going to stay that way for very long.

Coopers Rock  Reservoir

Coopers Rock  Henry Clay Trail

All in all, a beautiful day.

Coopers Rock  Mont Chateau trail

Written by Michelle at 6:10 pm      Comments (0)  Permalink
Categories: Hiking,Photos,State Park / Forest,West Virginia  

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Goodbye Sir

Kat, AKA His Furriness, AKA Big Furry Jerk

~May 1998 – February 12, 2016

Kat

Vet (asking about hip pain): Does he sleep in unusual positions?
Me: He’s a cat! How would I know?

Kat

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Kat

Kat

And now we have no cats.

Written by Michelle at 8:00 pm      Comments (7)  Permalink
Categories: Cats  

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