Jul 25, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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This trip is for trail maintenance in Seneca Creek Backcountry (which we visit on a great backpacking trip every Winter and Spring) which has cool weather for summer with a nice campsite for all of us to stay in. There is great fishing in Spruce Knob Lake, Seneca and Gandy Creeks and that gorgeous high mountain backcountry to enjoy! I will also lead a trip through Sinks of Gandy Cave on Sunday, which is an adventure in itself! If you are going through the cave, bring swimming trunks (or shorts along with a tee shirt you can get muddy), towel , soap, and a strong flashlight. This is a trip I have done for years for friends and family and the last few years for the group and has always been a summer favorite. As always we will have a feast on Saturday for dinner (lots of great Dutch oven cooking, details to follow), so about $20 a head will buy you 2 breakfasts, superb dinner, and campsite for the weekend, with great times lingering far into the evening. Our camp has a superb location on the back side of Spruce Knob close to Spruce Knob Lake, so cool evenings are guaranteed. If you have not been to Seneca Creek Backcountry let me tell you it has some of the wildest, highest and most beautiful country in the Eastern U.S.!
So let's clear out those deadfalls we saw on our backpacking trips in January and April, put up some blue diamond blazes and do some brushing and give back to another beautiful area where the Potomac River reaches it's highest headwaters, in the clear cool mountain air high up on the back side of Spruce Knob in West Virginia for another great cool summer weekend you will not forget!
I have secured Shot Cherry Cabin for this event, so we will be staying there. Shot Cherry Cabin is just a couple miles from the campground posted below. This is my favorite cabin in Monongahela National Forest and the most romantic as everything runs off propane from the lights to the stove and refrigerator! I will send out an email detailing directions, so get ready for another grand adventure in the High Country!
Our Campground is ideally located just two miles from Spruce Knob Lake in the Monongahela Forest, creating an ideal base camp for hikes and wildlife watching.
From Riverton, WV, take US Route 33 south 2 miles to Briery Gap Road,County Route 33/4. Turn right and go 3 miles to Forest Road 112. Continue 13.5 miles to Forest Road 131. Turn right and open gate. Campground is at the end of Forest Road 131.
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