September 3 and 4, 2011
John and Holly went to the Mongalala
mountains in east center WV.
WE had a great time hiking to waterfalls and through glades...
Enjoy my photos :-)
Beautiful moss and ferns under the trees. Our Next Stop was Cranberry Glades.
our first hike was into Hill Creek falls.
not much water this time of year but lots of pretty moss and ferns and wildflowers.
I told John I wanted to hide his belly... But I LOOK FAT !
There are lots of wild plants... Someone had picked this and left it on the handrail
We think it is Ginseng?? If anyone knows for sure, please let me know.
we walked along the creek for a while.
Most of the trail is steep and has a board walk and stairs.
It was so peaceful there. I really enjoyed it...
A High marshland that is a refuge for bears...
We did not see any bears but did see their trails...
The walkway was wood, raised just above the march.
Beautiful moss and ferns under the trees.
Our Next Stop was Cranberry Glades.
These long stemmed grasses had heads like cotton.
Some of the ferns had already turned a bright orange.
A few trees had already turned their fall color too.
These are not cranberries :-) I did not take any photos of the berries.
Cranberries are a very low growing plant with tiny leaves.
They were just starting to get ripe.
After hiking we went to a family reunion
We took the tram ride down to the lake
then took a paddleboat around the high lake.
The trails below the lift are from bicyclers...
Buildings and boardwalk at the lakefront
It was very peaceful floating around the lake.
We rode the tram back to the top...
Snowshoe Mountain looks like the top of the world...
Lots of bicycles...
This real estate sign below seemed rather odd to me...
what are they selling?
It is a sheer drop off :-)
Sunday after we visited the family reunion again.
We went to this huge antenna...
On the way home we stopped at Cass Scenic railroad.
We wanted to take the train ride to see the fall colors too.
The attendants said it would be to much to do in one day...
But the main in uniform looked at the lady behind the desk and said
" Give them a couple of free tickets so they will be sure to come back " :-)
WOW, that is a savings of over $50. !
We had pleasant weather for the whole weekend. ON the way home it
But John is a good driver. and I recently got new tires for my HHR so we did not slide around.
Before going home we stopped by my Mom's home and picked up John's dog...
Colette is 9 years old and Loves cats...
Then we picked up a Pizza on the way home. Ate, dumped a few litter boxes
then went Dancing :-) We were in such a rush that I forgot to take off my hiking boots...
actually John took this on another of our trips :-)
but it is one of the better photos of me...
I do not look great for the camera.
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