West Virginia

Spruce Knob - 4863 feet
6/15/2002 3:00PM 49 degrees
We did some hiking around Blackwater Falls State Park in the morning and got some waterfall pictures. We then doubled back north and checked out the Fairfax Stone, the traditional headwaters of the Potomac River and boundry between Maryland and West Virginina. From there, we drove south through the Canaan Valley area (very nice) and then down to Seneca Rocks. From there we took a long, winding dirt road to the top of Spruce Knob where it was cold and windy in the "land of the one-sided spruce." From here, we decided to check out the New River Gorge, so we headed to Beckley, WV where we spend the night.
We spent the greater part of the next day driving around the New River Gorge, checking out the scenery and doing a little hiking before continuing on to the Kentucky highpoint.


Blackwater Falls

The water has high amounts of tannin which is why the name is "Blackwater"

The Fairfax Stone

Farmland in the Canaan Valley

Seneca Rocks

Me on top

Scenery from the HP of West Virginia

New River Gorge

This bridge spans the gorge

People are allowed to bungee-jump and base-jump from the bridge one day a year.

Candidate for most confusing road sign