Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV

Dolly Sods, WV is a unique ecosystem that is well worth the drive for those who enjoy nature and landscape photography. The Wilderness is located a about three and a half hours west of Washington, DC, inside the Monogahela National Forest. The park consists of a large area, so I am trying to work through a logical meeting point. The park allows overnight camping. Additionally, there are cabins available nearby for those interested in making a weekend of it. I will post a meeting point once determined. If any member can suggest an appropriate location, please email me. I have attached links with reference images off Flickr and directions off MapQuest

https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=dolly+sods%2C+wv

http://www.mapquest.com/#e2adce0d[masked]ba364eb50

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  • Patrick

    to confirm meeting location, are we meeting at Bear Rocks?

    October 10

  • Santos

    Who would like to carpool? I'm located in Rockville.

    October 7

  • Tony

    I might want to come to this one if that's ok. I'm not sure yet though.

    October 7

  • Dave K.

    Regular cars can make it no problem with maybe the exception of really low sports cars. Dogs won't be a problem. I will probably have my dogs there. anticipate it being cold at sunrise and sunset.

    October 6

  • Seema

    I would like to go, but just have a little sedan. Will I need a 4x4? Also, could I bring my dog?

    October 5

  • Joe B.

    As Dave Kiel suggested, the area at Bear Rocks is a logical parking area. It is the largest parking area (of 3). Parking is pretty limited at Dolly Sods, but you can park anywhere you can get your vehicle off the road. The area is pretty spectacular but it is a wilderness, no facilities, no electric, sketchy cell service, bumpy dirt roads, very remote. Camping is primitive. Anyone needing food or drink that they haven't brought with them will have to travel down off the mountain. And it can be 30 degrees cooler than it is in D.C. I live about 40 miles east of Dolly Sods and it has already been in the 20's at night there. If your vehicle has a thermometer you will be amazed at how the temp is 20 degrees cooler than the valley below.

    It is a great location, one of my favorites, I go there several times each year, but I just wanted to make sure folks knew how primitive it is. It is truly a wilderness.

    October 1

  • Dave K.

    Bear Rocks at the top of Forrest Service Rd 75 is a good place to meet. Sunrise and Sunsets are fantastic. Easy parking with a short walk to the large rock/cliff overlook. I have a few pictures posted at www.OurLandPhoto.com in the East Of the Mississippi gallery WWW.OurLandPhoto.com

    September 15

  • Monika

    I would love to attend this meet-up but, I'll be out of town. Hopefully next time.

    September 7

  • Tom

    I backpack this area a lot and know all the trails in Dolly Sods. I can suggest places to camp in the wilderness or at a camp ground. Let me know if I can help.

    August 19

    • Ken B.

      Thanks for the offer of assistance Tom. I'm trying to think of good meeting point. Can you think of a good landmark near or inside the park where we could meet?

      August 31

    • Tom

      Hi Ken. A good meeting point may be Red Creek Campground, but parking is limited. http://goo.gl/maps/gA...­

      September 1

  • Curt n.

    I will be in Canada then.

    August 19

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