Natural Wonders of Eastern West Virginia (4 nights)

  • August 28, 2014 · 4:00 PM

Using moderate to strenuous day hikes (no backpacking), we’ll explore the natural wonders of eastern West Virginia, which may include Dolly Sods, Blackwater River Canyon, Blackwater Falls, Otter Creek Wildernesses, Seneca Rocks, Spruce Knob, and Sinks of Gandy. We’ll stay at three vacation cabins in Blackwater Falls State Park, about 4 hours from the DC area.

Photos:
- 2009: www.goo.gl/ZRy2mP
- 2008: www.goo.gl/5MTkHv
- 2007: www.goo.gl/VBrjX9

Lodging: Each cabin is fully furnished and equipped, including kitchen, bedding, showers, bathrooms, and fireplace. Each cabin has four bedrooms, two with a queen bed each, and two with two twin beds each.

Costs of rooms: The cabins are reserved for four nights, Thursday through Saturday. You may arrive or leave on any day, but the cost for lodging is the same regardless of the number of nights you stay. Lodging costs are $225 for a room with a queen for use by 1 or 2 people (i.e., one person may rent it, or two people may share it), and $150 per person for each twin bed. (I assign another person of same gender to share rooms with twin beds unless you specify the other person.)

Reservations: You must contact Mike directly ([masked]) to reserve. A deposit of half the lodging cost is required; full payment is due by August 15. Payments may be made via check or PayPal. The trip is limited to about 20 people depending on room occupancies. Kids or pets are not allowed.

Other costs are the responsibility of each participant, and include food, travel expenses, and miscellaneous purchases and expenses.

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  • Mike

    Although the forecast was iffy, the weather tuned out to be mostly terrific. We did all of our hikes and had a great blast! For all my photos, see http://goo.gl/MXUjqX.

    September 7

  • Maria Antonietta I.

    Great time and great people...another successful trip...Maria

    September 1

  • Maria Antonietta I.

    Great time and great people...another successful trip...Maria

    September 1

  • Chongchon

    I see there is one spot available, I am very interested in going. However, I concerned the "moderate to strenuous day hikes ". I can hike 8-10 miles in flat trail or 5-7 miles mountain trails, am I fine for the hiking?

    August 29

  • Aileen

    Mike, will there be carpool options from a Metro stop?

    July 29

    • Mike

      Yes.

      July 29

    • Mike

      Please contact me directly if you would like to go on this trip.

      August 1

  • Kim N.

    I am interested, would like to know number of miles planned per day? And if my husband does not come, want to share cabin with some other women there on their own. I'll spread word to friends when I know how many miles / and hours of hiking planned per day. I know this area and it is soooo beautiful. It can be nice to sit now and again and relax and take it in.

    July 30

    • Mike

      Approx 10 miles with significant elevation change; abut 5 hours. Only 3 spots left.

      July 30

  • Maria Antonietta I.

    I have Friday free not sure about Thursday afternoon...in case will be somebody leaving on Friday instead? Maria

    July 29

    • Mike

      No problem about coming on Fri, but I can't guarantee a ride. It is likely, but you should be willing to drive on your own just in case.

      July 29

    • Maria Antonietta I.

      Oh no problem only I should have some address and maybe somebody else will come with me on Friday...let' s see :) m.a.

      July 29

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