NORTHEAST TRIP 2010 travel blog

Smooth, wide roads-that's good

We were traveling in the tree tops, everything was FAR below

Narrow with pot holes and now shoulders

15MPH curves and that is a challenge in a car!!!

But definetly worth the effort

Wide, level spaces

With a view

The trip out didn't seem as long

But travel on this road is sooo much easier

The roads in Kentucky had made us quite weary, so the wide smooth interstate in West Virginia was very welcome. I found it interesting that the highway was very high. The houses, people and surface streets below looked like ants and we were traveling in the treetops. West Virginia is really hilly. State parks are notorious for being hard to reach. In fact most were established long before the larger RVs hit the road. I didn't expect Beech Fork to be any different, but wasn't prepared for the twelve mile ride it took to reach our destination. The road was plagued with 15 and 25mph hair pin turns. It was so narrow, with no shoulders, that when two vehicles passed, one had to stop. John's take was it was going to be twelve miles in and twenty miles out. I asked the park ranger if there was an alternate route and his response was, "No, it's just a hard place to get to." You can see by the pictures the park was worth the effort and we had a wonderful night's rest. Rested the road out wasn't quite as bad and West Virginia is really beautiful.

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