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the creature's life, the flower's joy
Donna, thanks for your thoughts and photos. I was able to find pics of the pine plantation on the Big Stonecoal Trail (once I figured out that your camera's "day" starts at noon ). That does look like a possible Thursday campsite for next year, but it's way too early to start thinking about that, or is it? One idea I'd like to toss out there is doing a Dolly Sods Hang/Hike at a different season of the year. We've seen it in September twice now.
Maybe we set up a spring and a fall hang? We'll avoid the worst of the black flies, and the weather will be cooler.
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OK,I'll go last.Great hang,met alot of new folks I hope to see again.Great photos & vids from you guys.I joined up in camp Fri. around 5 I think.Had parked behind the cabin in Laneville,started up the Red Creek Trail,waded the creek to Little Stonecoal,that was a pretty good little climb.That met the Dunkenbarger Trail which intersected Big Stonecoal.Went pretty much North before vearing East on Blackbird Knob Trail into camp.It was a total of about 7.5mi.Encountered the total portrait of DollySods except for any large views.There was no shortage of water anywhere.On Sat.I hooked up with Maztrain&Firefly and headed North to the big rocks and the even bigger views of the Rocky Ridge Trail.Was a good time.Sun. I hiked out on the Red Creek Trail 6.4mi.Checked out all the trailheads to Roaring Plains then headed down the Rohrbaugh( Dave,I was winging it the last time I spelled it) to the first clearing I came to,probably a mile(had good water)and kicked back for the evinging.Great star show.Look forward to getting there again.
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