Post pictures of your secret spots in west virginia and the other deciduous mountains of appalachia!This way we can all post them to alltrails togetherbonus points if they are close to airbnbs!!
there is a need for homophobic slurs here
How do I camp and hike here in the summer and not be miserable in the humidity?
Its a beautiful day in Western VA the sun is shining the birds are chirping, the warmth is all around.I heard through the grapevine that you are a big fan of anime and health foods. Would you like to camp, watch anime, eat eggwhites in the morning and let me teach you about our lord and savior Jesus Christ?
sure is fag-free in this part of the lush, deciduous forests of west virginia
>>2104837Fuck off back to va. West By God Virginians only.
>>2104837jesus never existedreligion is a lie
>>2104569>>2104587>>2104837>>2105549>>2105564>>2105565Theses are all the same people, do not respond to this thread
>>2105565jesus is no better than a shit-stick
I'm thinking about going to Panther Town NC a bit this summer. Mostly go during the winter cause I can't stand bugs, but I'm looking for a change of pace.
>>2105660This is the real appalachia general:>>2104612this is just a low effort troll thread by skizos
>>2105660is panther town really the yosemite of the east?
>>2105697I've never heard that before, but they are somewhat similar I guess. I have never actually read into Yosemite. There are plenty of granite/chert cliffs here. A lot of cool little critters like salamanders. I would say it is unique in a sense, but I don't travel much, so I'll leave that to your own judgement.
>>2105660Forgot to include photos here
>>2105707you could also check out gorges state park nearby, i've heard good things about there
Going /out/ tomorrow. Pack is chonk.
Last gas stop before we get innawoods lads. Will post how it goes if we don’t die before Sunday.
>>2107689Good luck have fun.
>>2107257newfag here, what rifle is that
>>2108071looks like a regular old ar15 anon>newfag herewhat did he mean by this?
>>2107257h-how did it go anon
>>2108827>>>2107257>h-how did it go anonI wouldnt worry about it.
Anyone here gone to the Nantahala Gorge? Family's talking about doing rafting there. I've heard it's babby-tier whitewater and just want to see if there's any good trails around.
>>2109101the appalachian trail goes nearby, and the big trails of the smokeys are less than an hour away (silers bald, mount leconte, etc.)
>>2108827>>2109050It went great, we had a fucking perfect camping spot, and no rain until this morning which sucked hiking out in but the post camp therapy sheetz stop helped.
>>2104569Wait, they finally fucking banned the, "there is no need for homophobic slurs here" guy? Damn I remember telling him to fuck off like it was yesterday.
>>2109877Got to the top of the cliffs and got a comfy larper pic, trail was Good on Friday and Saturday, today it was raining by like 6am and pretty shit by 7. Salomon boots saved my ankles like 87 times hiking back to the vehicles.
>>2109965they try to, but he keeps changing his IP>pic related
>>2110428This was most likely an /out/ist or maybe a /k/ommando. Chuck Sneed if you’re ITT first of all we were parked like giganigs so yeah. Second shooting guns is legal in a national forest. Third you made our day with the note lmao was funny to find.
Well hopefully I’ll find out who chucksneed is. Camp was comfy, WV is based and camping/hiking with guns is comfy.
>>2110090nice airsoft rifle
>>2110834It’s a colt 723 clone, 14.5” p/w and it is a real gun. Guns aren’t hard to get in America and they’re not prohibitively expensive.
Question to anybody: is rifle open carry on trails like Old Rag and Monongahela Forrest good to go? What about target shooting (following the blm land shooting rules ofc). I'm from out of state and willing to drive if it means I can larp and do active drills. Just haven't found much info about those areas. >>2110893Nice clone man. Aimpoint 5000?
>>2111515>old ragguns are banned in national parks>monongahela forestyeah, but carry some paper targets on your person, so if a park ranger suspects you're hunting out of season you can show them you're using it for target shooting
>>2111515how can you ensure that a stray bullet isnt going to hit someone off in the distance or ricochet
>>2111515It’s a 9000sc but I chose it cause it looked like the 5000 but has the modern 5 year always on life, and yeah you can shoot in the forest and Oc just follow the rules and make sure you’re shooting into a natural berm and not nigging trees and or bodies of water. I’m still working on an easier method of a portable target stand myself but I’ve been to Dolly sods twice to shoot. Expect to see people especially this time of year and expect they’re probably going to hate your guts cause they’re Patagonia wearing homosexuals but otherwise it is really a fucking comfy trip. Hopefully the next time I go I will have a suppressor and some NVG.
>>2113056How was the wildlife trail? Seems like you did rohrbaugh cliffs overlooking red creek gorge which I am planning to do myself this year the preferred route I believe is out and back along the fisher spring trail but seems like you could come back on wildlife trail as well. How are the trail conditions on wildlife? Really muddy?
>>2113140when we went it wasn’t so bad but there were several mud patches on the first 2 miles or so. After that it clears up and when you get to what iirc is Lindy’s point it’s not muddy at all and there’s lots of cool sights and some tucked away spots by the overlook one could camp. It did rain the last day we were there and that quickly turns it all into mud and muck.
>>2113140>How are the trail conditions on wildlife? Really muddy?yes, extremely muddy, not recommended especially if you are from a major city like Washington DC or are used to paved trails
>>2117444>not recommended especially if you are from a major city like Washington DC or are used to paved trailskek, fat DC poster btfo
>>2104569Hey faggots, im going to shenandoah on a few weekdays in early june. Is it going to be super crowded? Also how bad are the ticks? Also pants or shorts? Thanks bros
>>2117689>Is it going to be super crowded?>early juneyes>a few weekdaysnot so bad then, good planning>Also how bad are the ticks? Also pants or shorts?millions of amerifat tourists get away with shorts each year, but ticks are found at all elevations so if you're paranoid wear pants + permethrin.although the popular trails are so WIDE you won't need to worry about brushing the undergrowth anyways, pic rleated
>>2117745Holy shit i wasn't expecting them to be like that, awesome thanks anon. I'm taking the gf so it'll be all easy trails anyway. I appreciate this reply man, really hate hiking in pants/boots so this helps me a lot.
>>2117767>eally hate hiking in pants/boots so this helps me a lot.get some proper pants, they're worth it anon > I'm taking the gf so it'll be all easy trails anywayyou should spend one afternoon doing old rag anyways, just so you can say you did. And bitches love to brag that they ""climbed"" a mountain
>>2117779Plan to eventually get some pants but not now. Yeah I probably should get her up old rag just to say so.
>>2117779Not him but does anyone make jeans that are usable for hiking? I just like the look and feel of jeans but I’m aware of their shortcomings for innawoods pants.
>>2118363>I just like the look and feel of jeans but I’m aware of their shortcomings for innawoods pants.what shortcomings?
wtf appalachia looks like THAT!?!I thought DC faggot told me it was only ""decidjewish forests" Thank god the based coniferous part of appalachia is too far for urbanite DC scum to reach
>>2104569Fuck Lush Deciduous ForestsThis post was made by Conifer Gang
bump for conifer country appalachia
>>2117689>ticksThey’ve actually not been bad around here recently. Hiked on some brushy trails in Shenandoah yesterday in shorts and didn’t get any.
got stung by bee 6 months ago and I still have this brown spot.is that normal? I got stung many times but I never got a brown spot from it
>>2122661Does it still hurt? It will take some time for your skin to shed enough that it will fall out eventualy
>>2122724>Does it still hurt?no
https://youtu.be/Dd2KDUsiNgMas much as I like general Sam, there was a bit of autism in this video
>>2105697>>2105660>>2105707panther town is shit compared to the linville gorge
>>2129535yeah but linville gorge you get a bunch of cityidiot backpacker tourists from places like atlanta and charlotteat least in boomer town if you go deep enough in the woods you stop running into boomers
>>2131921Shut the fuck up faggot
>>2131922Could we um not use anti gay slurs here please; especially not during pride month.
>>2132842Ok. But just this once.
>>2132842Fuck fags and pride month.
>>2133567>fuck fagsThis anon is all in!
>>2104569Friendly reminder that there are no mountains in the east
>>2132842Go back to your containment board fag
bump for lush deciduous forests
>>2117779>get some proper pants>pranaThat's a hippie yoga brand, anon.
>>2133738t. doesn't go outdoors
Don't you dare come here anons!
>conifer countryis based
Thank God no D.C. yuppies have made there way too Shenandoah County and the surrounding national forests. Still isolated and no one would have it any other way.
bump for recommendations of paved hiking trails listed on alltrails in appalachia
>>2137183>Using AlltrailsPeople like you are why we cannot have nice things in nature.
>>2137183>paved trailsPlease cut your wrists
>>2137586there is nothing wrong with paved trailsespecially since it is helpful to people with disabilitieslike my dad has gout so he can't walk that farthat is why we only do dayhikes close to airbnbs. especially airbnbs with ice waterdo you know any dayhikes near the DC area in lush, deciduous appalachia?
>>2137638If he can walk on pavement, he can walk on a well-worn dirt trail. Distance has nothing to do with it.
>>2137692please, let's not use ableist language hereit's almost as bad as using homophobic slurs
>>2137832A) you're a massive faggotB) tell you're father to stop being a bitch and using his injury as an excuse to not exercise or enjoy nature
Any northern Maryland anons? I'm wondering where I can hike around here for a day that isn't too far away.
>>2138851Northern is pretty broad given the shape of the state but if you‘re in the West part Swallow Falls followed by Dans Rock are local favorites for day hiking
>>2138851northern maryland in the west or east? I certainly have ideas but depends which county you are in. Assuming you mean east, I just went to gilpins falls. Make sure you DONT cross the covered bridge (or if you do circle back) to connect with the trail. Don't make the same mistake I did and be stuck following the penstock green pipe thing. The trail is right next to the parking area slightly south of the creek. It is marked on Google maps as gilpins covered bridge.
>>2138861Right near swallow falls there is a rock maze (its on alltrails) if you want something else to do and there's plenty of trails in the state forests nearby as well if you are looking for more mileage. If you do swallow falls state park on a weekend I'd recommend getting there early, it gets crowded.
>>2138861>>2138862West, I am about 30 minutes from PA.Thank you for the suggestions, I will check them out.
>>2138861>>2138862I meant east, sorry. I'm near Delaware
>>2138862>>2138861Are these trails particuarly busy? I prefer to be alone in the woods.
>>2138949gilpins falls, noswallow falls state park, yesif you want to be alone find a state forest and pick a less popular trail in said state forestor go early on a weekday
>>2138994Is it long?
>>2138997Gunpowder Falls is, if you go on a weekday it shouldn't be bad.
>>2138997no, neither of those are a long hike, if you want a longer one state forests generally involve longer hikes
>>2139014>>2139017Thanks, Gunpowder seems nice.
>>2138994HE is waiting for you
>>2138851unironically shenandoah national park>>2138946elk neck since you don't need to pay the $8 chesapeake bridge toll to get back over
>>2133720I was thinking of going to lake moonmaw. That 6~7 mile trail to a campsite is pretty temping. Worth it? Any less trafficked lakes to recommend?
>>2141150Is lake moomaw the one where you need a dnr permit to hike technically? There's one like that where you can hike to a view. I've only heard good things about lake moomaw on here, but yeah the ones that are wildlife management areas are generally the least crowded, but trails may not lead to views or anything nice and be iffy in condition if at all. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/lake-moomaw-greenwood-point-trail
>>2141150Oh this isn't nearby to that but outside of Abingdon to the SW therethere's some trails near brumley moutainthe most popular is this to a view and a rock maze:https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/virginia/the-great-channels-via-brumley-mountain-trailthere's also a waterfall hike:https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/hidden-valley-lake-to-little-brumley-fallsbut that's on like old logging roads, not really well maintained trails I think maybeand there's also a trail near the lake:https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/hidden-valley-lakethe waterfall trail starts at the lake, you walk upstream along little brumley creek, looks like an interesting slot canyon
>>2141228>>2141233I don’t recall seeing a permit required last time I looked at it. Could be possible, there a few spots in Virginia where you need $10-20 permit for a primitive campsite.Big thanks for the recs. My wife has been asking me to do a lake/swimming backpacking overnight instead of just hauling ass up mountains.
>>2141248I don't mean that much money I mean like 2-4$ online to purchase a DNR day pass if you don't have a valid VA hunter/fisher license to hike around a wildlife management area ur supposed to pay now at some places.
Why the hate on Alltrails? It's just a back up and nice to have
>first they crowd our trails>then they overharvest our flora>then they appropriate our cuisine and culturehow do we stop coastal urbanites from destroying appalachia?
bump for more hidden gems please!