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Old 05-28-2009, 02:38 AM   #1
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My van parked for 3 days at Dolly Sods where my Philmont bound crews did a 3-day, 2-night shakedown:

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Old 05-29-2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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What's a Dolly Sods? It looks like volcanic ash with a few drops of rain.
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It's in (almost heaven) West Virginia, if I recall correctly.
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Latest trip to Dolly Sods:

Unloading the van for the second crew to start at a different trailhead
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Evening at Dolly Sods
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Morning:
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That's a nice camping spot!
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That's a nice camping spot!
Some days I bet the wind could blow you right off that mountain top.
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Latest trip to Dolly Sods:

The Red Creek was as low as I have seen it in 10-years. Normally you could not do this because of the force of the water. the undermining is from the weaker coal seam under the stronger aggregate:
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Further down Red Creek:
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The Wilderness was basically empty - great camp sites available. With almost everyone's homes without power due to the Derecho that hit Washington, DC area, and the temperature was 97-degrees there, we were enjoying 77-degree weather and at night even had to zip up the sleeping bags.
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Another great shakedown for this summer's up-coming high adventure.

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Another Scout trip to Dolly Sods - this time for winter hiking and camping. Access is only from the Canaan Valley side, as the forest roads from the east are closed.

About a 1000 foot climb before reaching Cabin Mountain Trail
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Camp site on the ridge overlooking the Canaan Valley - but set back from the spring pictures above to get out of the wind.
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Another 3 inches overnight. Hike out as the storm clouds start coming in
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Home actually got more snow than Dolly Sods. Slow going and vehicle problems (yes - the Sprinter also) resulted in a late drop-off. But school cancelled - so no one was unhappy about missing study time.
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