View Poll Results: Vote on dates for the Dolly Sods Hang/Backpacking Trip

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  • Aug. 20-22 (F,S,S)

    2 9.09%
  • Aug. 27-29 (F,S,S)

    1 4.55%
  • Sept. 3-6 (F,S,S,M-Labor Day Weekend)

    4 18.18%
  • Sept. 18-20 (F,S,S)

    17 77.27%
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Questions View Post
    I would like to make a side trip down the Huckleberry trail from Spruce Knob Observation tower to the Seneca Creek. I know of a great swimming hole with 25" jump off from the rocks above. That's not too far from Dolly Sods...although I know of a nice swimming hole in the Red creek there too.

    Wow, that looks like fun.


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    I voted for sep 18-20 bc that is the only weekend im available. Also where is dolly sods, is this a hike in hike out trip or a out of car camping trip, im down for either. WV isent that far away from me but is their an exact location yet? That would determine a bit weather I could def make it our not but as long as it with in 6hrs or so im down .
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    For me, Labor day is a no go, Sept. is the best month for going out there for me.

    Sounds good as far as backpacking goes. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy river road View Post
    I voted for sep 18-20 bc that is the only weekend im available. Also where is dolly sods, is this a hike in hike out trip or a out of car camping trip, im down for either. WV isent that far away from me but is their an exact location yet? That would determine a bit weather I could def make it our not but as long as it with in 6hrs or so im down .

    Dolly Sods is in Pocahontas county pretty much on the back side of Canaan Valley. It will almost certainly be a hike in trip. If HappyCamper is thinking of camping near where we where last year then we will be near the base of BlackBird Knob. That's a couple of miles west of FR75 which is the main access to that part of the wilderness area. Here is a link with Blackbird Knob marked. Also I've included a link to a hike on midatlantichikes.com in that area. He has a trail map up so you can get an idea of what's there.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...55189&t=p&z=14

    http://www.midatlantichikes.com/id188.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by rock_rat View Post
    Dolly Sods is in Pocahontas county pretty much on the back side of Canaan Valley. It will almost certainly be a hike in trip. If HappyCamper is thinking of camping near where we where last year then we will be near the base of BlackBird Knob. That's a couple of miles west of FR75 which is the main access to that part of the wilderness area.
    Pocahontas County has lots of pretty places, but not DS. "Most of Dolly Sods is in Tucker County with small sections in Randolph and Grant Counties." - Wikipedia.
    The rest of what Rock Rat says is true. Here are some pics taken in September 2008 (by someone else) of a hike up Red Creek to the Forks, just south of Blackbird Knob.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/wstephen...rnessBackpack#

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Pocahontas County has lots of pretty places, but not DS. "Most of Dolly Sods is in Tucker County with small sections in Randolph and Grant Counties." - Wikipedia.
    The rest of what Rock Rat says is true. Here are some pics taken in September 2008 (by someone else) of a hike up Red Creek to the Forks, just south of Blackbird Knob.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/wstephen...rnessBackpack#
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    Don't feel bad RR. I had to look it up myself - would have guessed Randolph.

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    Bumping thread to remind people to vote if interested. Poll closes 4/5/10
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    I voted for Sept 18-20, then discovered that would be on a Sat, Sun & Monday in Sept, 2010.

    Did you mean Sept 17(Friday), 18(Saturday), and 19(Sunday) weekend?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    I voted for Sept 18-20, then discovered that would be on a Sat, Sun & Monday in Sept, 2010.

    Did you mean Sept 17(Friday), 18(Saturday), and 19(Sunday) weekend?
    Yep, my bad! You are correct.
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