Just got back from a 2 night jaunt in WV. Drove up Spruce Knob for a quick peek at the observation tower, then hiked (6 hours!) Pike Knob to Nelson Sods along North Fork Mountain slightly west of Franklin WV.Did Grandview overlook at the new river gorge, saw the coal tipple at Nuttallburg, saw Propps Waterfall which an anon from 4chan recommended (thanks again!), hiked a little along Comers Creek, and then drove up Whitetop Mountain, the second highest mountain in VA (5500 ft).Please post any hikes or outdoor stuff you have done, especially in West Virginia, but also anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic or Appalachia in general. Always open to suggestions and have some of my own to share.
name unknown mill between Abingdon and Damascus Virginia along a country road
whitetop mountain, virginiano view at the very top of the road but views a little bit down from the summit, just radio equipment fenced off at the top, looks pretty similar to spruce knob, wv
comers creek is a small body of water near Mount Rogers that feeds into the south fork of the Holston River which eventually feeds into the Tennessee River until meeting the Ohio River in Paducah Kentucky. its an old abandoned logging railroad and I didn't wear my hiking boots and the trail is very muddy and wet and rocky and we abandoned it after 20 min of walking. Very pretty though.
coal tipple used to transport coal from the seam in the mountainside above the new river to the railroad alongside the river in the abandoned mining town of nuttallburg west virginia
I believe this is a view of the Manns Creek Gorge, a tributary of the new river, near the (lovely) Manns Creek picnic area at Babcock State Park where the famous Glade Creek gristmill is located. Beautiful view with benches at the overlook where we had lunch from the Bridge Cafe in Meadow Bridge WV. It hadn't been raining a lot so the mill with the waterfall in front wasn't as nice as the professional photographs taken in ideal conditions, and the leaves were mostly down from the trees. Missed peak foliage by 1-2 weeks they told me. No matter, was still beautiful.I still have to get to Dolly Sods and find where the heck the view is from Bear Rocks in all the photos and, if not that, then at least do Rohrbaugh Cliffs next spring maybe (if the gated road is open to it!?).
glade creek gristmill in babcock state park, wv
grandview overlook, new river gorge, wv
nelson sods view along north fork mountain, wvhike @ pike knob preserve (owned by nature conservancy), a hike up an old road to a view @ 4300 ft where you can see around 270 degrees6 hour hike for me
also nelson sods, slightly different viewaccording to the topo map there are 3 different trails up to the sods but I can't find any info on the other 2, I know one is the descent of the old road we took into circleville wv, but I have no idea what the other trail is, and I'm not sure but possibly there is a 4th trail along the ridge headed north to 33 where the official north fork mountain trail starts so you could maybe do this as a thru hike with 40 mi or so, not sure
>>1926734Roaring plains wv
Shower bath hotsprings, Idaho.Did this last week, 3 days/2nights
another from the same trip.2 hours of off road driving, then 6 mile hike. had to walk upriver for a 1/4 mile in freezing river water.
>>1926736bonus pic random shed or something on the way up the hikethat's all the photos I got>>1926736are you the gunnut anon I talked to in an earlier thread?I'd like to try roaring plains as it seems less crowded than dolly sods but my dad really likes OPEN FIELDS and meadows and such. How far from the trailhead is it roughly before it sort of opens up? is there a view at any point or you said you didn't get all the way?Also, I only do day hikes so it has to be a reasonably short distance. >>1926738>spoiling my heckin' based and valid West Virginia thread with sordid conifer country antics
>>1926738>>1926739a pic from above looking onto the camp, the little stream that cuts through is probably bath water temp (90*), the hotsprings and showers feeding them ranged from hot tub (~100*) to Slightly too hot to stand in (115+*)The hike out sucked because it's cold in the morning, and it started with that .25 mile river walk, then 2.5k incline over 6 miles (not terrible, but full pack and frozen feet etc)
>>1926740>>spoiling my heckin' based and valid West Virginia thread with sordid conifer country anticsMy B dawg, skimmed the OP and thought it was just a "share what youve done recently"carry on
>>1926743I mean I don't care that much, OC is OC its just frustrating 95% of the american content here is west of the mississippi
>>1926743also, it was my bad, i should have switched the name and subject fields, a lesson for next time
>>1926754its really on me for skimming. you goodBesides, its pics of outside. not anything to twist about over
>>1926763well uh some people here seem to get really upset over certain things
>>1926767yeah, i'm new to /out/ (notbeing outdoorsy/or this site, just this board). I'm still learning the ropes, m8
>>1926746>its just frustrating 95% of the american content here is west of the mississippibecause you single-handedly killed each and every appalachia thread
>>1926740Idk if i’ve ever outed myself as a gun nut on this board
>>1926881you said you and some buddies took a buncha guns to roaring plains, how many people saying that on here could there be?
Short hike today. Hill canyon trail to Hawk canyon trail.
>>1927003thats in cali?
trying to figure out if the route up to the top of the greenland gap cliffs in the nature conservancy owned lands is passable by a jeep trail listed on the topo map and which side of the cliffs that takes you to and if there's a view from the top of the trail
>>1928379you swear to god and then you wake up covered in your makeup never gonna figure it out
>>1926942No I camp alone.
>>1928891well, lot of gun nuts on here I suppose. You didn't really answer my question about the roaring plains trail doe,see>>1926740
>>1927003how 2 cop out patch?
>>1929249There are patches that open up but the brush is very high. When i took the pic i held it up over my head
>>1929584Open up like enough for a view or not worth it? It seems like an interesting area, certainly not crowded but if its just poorly maintained trails and no views or open areas at all, maybe not so much, especially given what my dad likes. It is hard to find meadows/open areas you can hike into.
>>1926743>my b dawg
>>1929607Its awesome piece of wild area. Looks like it could be out west. If you are looking for intagram likes I wouldn’t bother
>>1926740>>1926942No that was me. Also I'm planning a winter backpacking trip in WV soon if anyone can reccomend me a place. Probably going to cranberry wilderness in janurary? Idk i just want to go to a remote place with lots of pine trees.
>>1931560I don't use instagram. I am more trying to suss out which trails are reasonably for my still somewhat modest ability level. I don't want to do anything super strenuous. >>1931608Yeah cranberry wilderness is a good pick for that but I would definitely plan on bringing pre-downloaded gps maps to your phone or a portable gps and I think the road access to some of the trails might be a little dicey depending on how much it snows and what kind of car you have. There's also the adjacent tea creek backcountry, laurel fork wilderness, seneca creek backcountry, and otter creek wilderness. Anything marked backcountry or wilderness in the eastern highlands of WV is going to be pretty remote in winter. >>1931616hmm where is wolf gap don't think I have heard of that before
Waterfall in southern Tennessee. About 2 months ago. Going to oregon tomorrow for family and hiking.
>>1937765Camper at the park. Fuck you tarp and tenters. I'm going in style.
>>1937768what was the deleted photo?
>>1937781Pic of my camper with my girl cooking food. Not really identifiable, but I'd rather delete. The other pics are the same without my girl way in the background. Not a big deal.
>>1937782>heterosexualdelet the other photos as well then
>>>/pol/292380259Bumping the thread from different devices and talking tomhimself. He must make up half of all posts on /out/ He is the faggot posting in eveythread, the car camper, the air bnb’er in every thread.
>>1938717there is no need for homophobic slurs here
>>1926742A little tip from an old Eagle Scout: Your sleeping bag stuff sack or tent stuff sack turned inside out is a place to put your wet boots so they don't freeze overnight. This also means buy a long bag always even if you are manlet. If stuff sack too small, use 2mil garbage bag you keep for emergency poncho/trash-out.
>>1938717Do you have schizofag syndrome? You think only 1 guy bump threads? You know there are a million people in west Virginia and billions not in west Virginia any one of which may have bump the threads. Here's a bump to the threads for (you) pal
I’m from southern WV. Cranberry Glades is my favorite place to go, Glade Creek, Dolly Sods for backpacking. Blackwater Falls, Lindy Point, the Gorge are all some of the most beautiful but there aren’t really any trails longer than a day hike.
>>1938735Hahahah come samefag. Also sage
>>1938962Those are all nice but do you have any lesser known trails to suggest?
>>1929249Fuck off back to redd!t you fucking fuck.
>>1942350I haven't been on reddit since they took down coontown.
>>1937768>Camper at the park. Fuck you tarp and tenters. I'm going in style.You drive around with a tank your your poop fattie.
>>1937782She will never pass.
>>1938719Fuck you faggot, you will never pass, discord tranny shill.
>>1942354I'm a fem gay man, I have no desire to be a woman.
>>1939397Go to a local park with your poop hauler and hang yourself. Don't bother with a note. Nobody cares.
>>1926881>gun nutThrow yourself off a cliff.
>>1942360let's try to be nice it is a holiday
>>1926670I like to poop upstream like 30 feet from the waterfall, this way it creates a chocolate waterfall.
>>1944464I highly doubt that would actually work. Also, that waterfall is on private property and I doubt the owners would appreciate a chocolate waterfall.
>>1944475I said the waterfall, I wasn't specific which waterfall it is. Mine would be the Palouse waterfall, which is like 200 foot fall in WA. Chocolate rain is on the way.
>>1942713>>1943577>>1944135>>1944384>>1944692>>1945024Stop bumping the thread. If it sucks, let it die.
>>1945236This. The threads sucks.If you're gonna bump, at least include some OC.
>>1945524I included multiple pictures of OC at the outset of the thread.