Hawks Nest State Park Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Hawks Nest State Park Lodge Ansted
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... closed at 5pm. I was the only one there, so I bought two sample bottles of "corn liquor" and grabbed a table in the shade to read a local newspaper and drink a bottle of water. Nice and quiet out there, and I got a chance to rest a bit. I headed back into town to find a liquor store to get some airplane bottles of booze. It took me about 20 minutes of back roads to find out it was not where it should be, so ...
... each way but it was so pretty. The sun was on the mountains and the trees were many shades of autumn colours. We crossed into West Virginia where there was a nice welcome sign across the road. At times the forest gave way to farmland with a backdrop of colourful hills. Logging is big in the area and we could see the evidence of logged areas, some recent and others with regrowth.
We left the main highway at Clintonville to be greeted with ...
... from your (company) rental and fired. If you died in a mining accident, the other miners tossed your body to the side and hauled you out at the end of the shift. Widow and children got nothing in compensation.
The guide, who himself worked in the coal mines in West Virginia for 26 1/2 years, told us th.at today, mining is made much more attractive by much larger salaries--$75,000 - $100,000 a year--but that it isn't worth it. You don't have to ...
... spot that was well known and highly recommended. The wait was just too long so we went back to the biscuit place. But before we left town, we visited a gear store because I learned my lesson on not having approach shoes...So I got some for the hike to the crag. When we got there we started down that very memorable approach to the crag that I spoke of in a previous entry. Through the rhododendron forest and down the ladder we went. We set up to lead a couple ...
This was the first time we had ever traveled through the mountains of West Virginia. Wow, we thought we had landed in another country. Miles and miles of undisturbed, forested mountains. Vista after vista from ...