West Virginia & the Sky Line Drive

Trip Start May 01, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Trout Pond Campground

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Monday, September 15, 2008

We left Provincetown Sunday morning, later than hoped due to a late night! We were headed for the Skyline Drive in Virginia. We are trying to follow the Appalachian trail as close as we can using a car. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_trail 

We crossed thru, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York reaching the Delaware Gap on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey state line. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_Water_Gap

We were off again the next day crossing Maryland into Virginia and West Virginia.  We found a very secluded campground at the end of a 6 mile one lane road...... luckily we only met a pair of horses coming the other way!!  There were many deer all around us at the campsite, they had no fear of us, we counted 15 different ones!

The following day we drove back into Virginia to to the Skyline Drive, a very famous road constructed by the CCC again in the 30's at the dawn of the motor era for the enjoyment of driving in beautiful scenery and no other reason. Its about 105 miles long and follows the ridge of the Appalachian mountains and is an amazing drive with stunning over looks every few miles. We hiked to one of the water falls along the route and had a picnic lunch in Big Meadow. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyline_Drive
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