Following trails, visiting parks & wandering public lands
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One of my go-to hikes in our area is a very moderate walk south along the top of Sleepy Creek Mountain toward a spot called High Rock. You get a lot of view from this short-ish out and back hike (4 miles). The destination has towering rocks, and a manageable ledge that affords a sweepingContinue reading “High Rock: Little hike for a big view”
I’m biased, but I think hiking is the ultimate outdoor activity — you can do it just about anywhere with zero special equipment. People travel to amazing destinations just to take epic hikes, and plenty of us roam the trails and mountains all around our home territory. But don’t forget that you can get trailContinue reading “Pack the good socks: working a hike into just about any trip anywhere”
Clusters of dark purple berries stand out in West Virginia woods as trees and shrubs are losing their summer green, and the oranges and reds of fall start creeping in. In a dry spell, pokeweed’s bright red stems and berries are a real stand out in fields and at the edge of forest openings andContinue reading “A poke of purple in the woods”
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