Aug. 6, 2017

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Vacation Day 9

Hike #28 #52hikechallenge High Knob Trail to fire tower

We packed up camp in the morning and headed back up 33 to the trail head for one last hike.

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The group.

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Again what won’t Clay do for a picture?

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Moth Macro

After the hike we had a picnic lunch at the the roadside overlook and said our goodbyes!

What a relaxing and fun week of camping and exploring with friends!

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Till next year…

Aug. 5, 2017

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Vacation Day 8

More trail riding, this time north of State Route 33

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What Clay won’t do for a picture!

Clay sent me a few photos from the day – “Oh What A Felling”

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My front wheel drops into a hole…

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I think I can get a better picture of my truck from here…

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Thanks for the share Clay!

Aug. 4, 2017

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Vacation Day 7

The day started with some pew pew (or bang) Jim and Beth had not shot their new shotgun, I wanted to shoot my 357 and clay brought a fun target 22 with 200 rounds.

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The clip is empty Sam!

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The main reason we left the southern part of the forest was to drive the well known forest service roads, there were some rock ledges (no pictures, I was spotting) and a little mud.

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and some great views. This is Meadow Knob, we finished on Flagpole Knob before heading back to camp!

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Butterfly wing macro, just because it was pretty.

Aug. 3, 2017

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Vacation Day 6 – Hike 27 #52hikechallenge

We were not happy with last night’s campsite, muddy, bugs, so we moved again.

Clay, Kay and I headed out for a later afternoon hike on the Sawmill Trail. Lots of blown down trees to climb over, and LOTS of bear scat, no luck seeing one.

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Sam and I walked down to the lake for the sunset, nice to have a quiet moment with the two of us! I am glad she suggested it.

Aug. 2, 2017

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Vacation Day 5 – Moving Day. We left the southern portion of the George Washington National Forest and headed north and into West Virginia. Just after setting up camp and eating a thunderstorm hit us, everyone hid in their camps, Sam, Deb and I played cards when the rain and wind stopped suddenly, the pressure changed and the rain fly was trying to lift straight up off the tent? Very strange…. oh yeah, Sam won several games of Crazy 8 in a row!

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Camping with Beth and James? Movie night in the woods. Shaun of the Dead

August 1, 2017

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Vacation Day 4 – We headed back to Panther Falls and had the place to ourselves. Jumped off the rocks, swam, tried to find the cave entrance behind the waterfall, and had lunch. After lunch, a couple other groups had arrived, our cue to leave!

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Crabtree Falls – Hike #26 #52hikechallenge

This was a more strenuous hike than we thought, mainly cause it is straight up. The waterfalls were pretty – something about being tallest east of something or another….

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but needed more water flow

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Sam adds a cairn to the 100s built along the trail.

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But this Copperhead was not interested in a cairn…