Hawks Nest Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Travel Blogs from Beckley
... down a local cop and he gave me directions. Susanne and I met up again at the hotel and walked across the street to Applebee's for dinner and a bite to eat, while waiting for Jessika to arrive from Ohio. A few drinks each and we stumbled back across the highway to the hotel. Tomorrow is a ride through the forest and my particular destination in mind is the Insane Asylum. I don't know if it is open on Sundays ...
... one which was taken down when the gorge bridge was built. The road down is mainly one way and very winding. It is hard to imagine it being the main road 40 years ago. On Saturday the gorge bridge will be shut to vehicular traffic and open to pedestrians. They have Bridge Day the 3rd Saturday in October and thousands of people flock to the bridge to walk it (not permitted any other time). Others come to parachute or bungee off the bridge, rappel (Abseil) ...
... This particular coal seam is about 18" wide and about 18" off the floor. Miners had to crawl in on their side, dig out underneath the coal seam to create a shelf, drill into the shelf, insert blasting powder, blast it, so the coal collapsed in pieces on the floor, then load it into coal cars and haul it out, using their own animals--pony, if they had a small one, goats, dogs, and their children. Each car carried a ton. They were expected to mine 10 tons ...
... not participate fully due to cramps :/ worse thing ever... not being able to climb on a trip that was supposed to be flawless.. Its okay though, I gathered enough composure to crush a 10! On top rope...but still! It was fun.
We finished up and headed to the famous Pies and Pints, The local pizza joint with delicious grape pizza. We all shared a couple pies and a few pints with Fox and his friends before going back to camp. It was still raining so we ...
... min hike to the crag but it was like walking through a rain forest. There was rhododendron trees and a little man made ladder on the side of a mini waterfall you had to cross to continue down. It was beautiful. When we got there I sat around and watched for awhile, I was definitely not on the same level as these crazies, but everything I did try, I enjoyed. Both Jeremy's were super strong Climbers and the other ...