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Title: West Virginia
Post by: elit on July 06, 2020, 09:12:34 PM
I couldn't find anything on west virginia. Anyone done a trip there?
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: Traveler718 on July 06, 2020, 09:33:58 PM
We once made a quick stop in Harper's Ferry. It's supposed to have amazing white-water rafting. But I think there's a good reason why there's no WV MT.
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: yitzgar on July 06, 2020, 10:39:53 PM


But I think there's a good reason why there's no WV MT.

Because those who go want to keep it the way it is...quiet and out of the way
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: elit on July 06, 2020, 10:46:56 PM

Because those who go want to keep it the way it is...quiet and out of the way
So I gather you've been... can you share?
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: KSMH on July 06, 2020, 10:49:42 PM
I couldn't find anything on west virginia. Anyone done a trip there?
I've been there but didn't do much, have friends and F that have, what's ur Q?
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: yitzgar on July 06, 2020, 10:54:52 PM
Blackwater falls state park, Seneca rocks, spruce knob, Cass scenic railroad, radio astronomy observatory, exhibition coal mines, and the hotel/presidential bunker in white sulfur springs off the top of my head
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: elit on July 06, 2020, 11:04:30 PM
I've been there but didn't do much, have friends and F that have, what's ur Q?
Renting a place on snowshoe mt. For ten days. Curious if anyone has any good recommendations...
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: yitzgar on July 06, 2020, 11:25:30 PM
Renting a place on snowshoe mt. For ten days. Curious if anyone has any good recommendations...
See above
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: yitzgar on July 06, 2020, 11:26:48 PM
I believe snowshoe is in in Eastern WV? So it's not that far from attractions in VA. Just be careful driving those roads are night...
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: elit on July 06, 2020, 11:36:33 PM
See above
Yes thanks!
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: Mikes@Micro on July 06, 2020, 11:44:12 PM
I believe snowshoe is in in Eastern WV? So it's not that far from attractions in VA. Just be careful driving those roads are night...
Not to mention during the day.....
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: KSMH on July 07, 2020, 12:05:00 AM
You can try looking into these places, I have not been there so do your own research.
New river Gorge National River
Long point trailhead

Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: yitzgar on July 07, 2020, 12:07:04 AM
You can try looking into these places, I have not been there so do your own research.
New river Gorge National River
Long point trailhead
New River gorge is cool. I haven't done any real hikes there, though
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: ltttc on July 07, 2020, 11:30:21 PM
Would love to hear more about Harper's Ferry. Anyone been? A/t interesting to do there?
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: yitzgar on July 07, 2020, 11:47:06 PM
Would love to hear more about Harper's Ferry. Anyone been? A/t interesting to do there?
There's the national historical park and rafting
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: Mikes@Micro on July 08, 2020, 01:16:24 AM

Because those who go want to keep it the way it is...quiet and out of the way
So true. There's just something charming about those empty backcountry roads.  The short slow nature of this thread sums it up nicely.

Would love to hear more about Harper's Ferry. Anyone been? A/t interesting to do there?
Some interesting historical hikes, a very long biking trail, the first billboard in the US, rafting (good experience with River Riders)

It's on the border of VA, WV and MD so keep that in mind when researching the area.
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: yg1836 on July 08, 2020, 06:18:50 AM
Would love to hear more about Harper's Ferry. Anyone been? A/t interesting to do there?
i went to harpers ferry about 8-10 years ago and stayed at one of the KOA campgrounds, they have  zip lining near by and some other stufff, but not too far from baltimore iirc
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: ltttc on July 08, 2020, 09:46:33 PM
Thanks everyone. Gonna look into it (potential road trip stop)
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: ericchavez91 on August 11, 2020, 11:22:40 AM
Renting a place on snowshoe mt. For ten days. Curious if anyone has any good recommendations...
Did you go yet? Any trip notes/recommendations?
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: elit on August 11, 2020, 11:43:05 AM
Did you go yet? Any trip notes/recommendations?
Yes I did.  I would love to write up a whole trip report when I have time but for now: It was great. Really loved it. we stayed on Snowshoe Mountain.  It is very very quiet there during the summer.  You need to do a lot of driving for everything because it is very remote but it was fun drives on windy roads up and down mountains and valleys. There are tons of outdoor stuff to do like hiking, biking, waterfalls, kayaking etc... We were there for 10 days and spent a total of $68 on activities.
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Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: mme on August 11, 2020, 12:59:23 PM
Wow look beautiful! is the weather nice over there or humid like in NY?
Title: Re: West Virginia
Post by: elit on August 11, 2020, 01:44:08 PM
Wow look beautiful! is the weather nice over there or humid like in NY?
Was absolutely beautiful when I was there. Much cooler than NY especially on the mountains. Nights and mornings were really great with crisp fresher air. People who get cold easier would probably need a sweatshirt. Mid day especially Off the mountain was hot but not as humid