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Sep 4, 2020 - Rain, Rain Go Away!

Yesterday was another rainy day alternating between drizzle and deluges. I started out with some shots of Blackwater Falls from the other side of the river. It was only a short walk along a boardwalk with no rain. I also wanted to do a couple of short (<0.5 miles) hikes to get to a scenic overlook, Lindy Point, and Elakala Falls. I went to Lindy Point first and sat in the car for 20 minutes waiting for the rain to stop. Never did. I went back toward the campground to see if I could get to the falls and it slowed up to drizzle by the time I...

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2020 Covid Cruise

Sep 2, 2020 - Almost heaven, but really wet

We left the grand kids and Grantsville for West Virginia. We’ll be in the state for the next couple of week. Our first stop is Blackwater Falls State Park to see the namesake water falls and other sites at the park. I was able to get some shots of the falls and the Blackwater River valley before the rain. The weather forecast is not good for the 3 days we’ll be here so I’m not sure how much photography or sight seeing we’ll be able to get it. Stay tuned.

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2020 Covid Cruise

May 31, 2011 - Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia

Diesel-$3.88/gal-Hillsville, VA at a Gulf Truck stop. 299 miles and we didn't take the Ryno Route :-) Getting here was a trip---many many miles of ups, downs, and curves :/ Bama did very good though. Went through two long tunnels in West Virginia (I think). Very disappointed when we got here. We (I) was expecting great things based upon a review by another blogger. They loved it so much they stayed extra nights. They spoke of lots of deer and had pictures to prove it. Saw one white tail as we made our turn. I asked the park ranger about the...

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Jul 11, 2009 - W. Virginia Impressions

Too much to see and not enough time - Saturday, July 11 Today we drove 40 miles out of our way to see a little more of West Virginia before we leave it. On the way we visited touristy places like Seneca Rocks and Blackwater Falls - impressive enough but not the things we’ll remember most. The impressions that stay with us will be of simpler things - smaller rocks, and woods and bogs. Wild rhododendrons, weathered shacks. and a black bear galloping across the road. Not a lot of money in West Virginia. You can buy a fixer upper pretty cheap....

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2009 Spring 2 Fall

Sep 27, 2007 - Grafton, WV to Blackwater Falls State Park, WV

(Ron Writing) We had some wild weather during the night. There was continuous lightning and thunder for several hours and lots of rain but we were snug in Da Honu and not the least bit bothered by it. We awoke to a very foggy morning but by the time we had breakfast and were ready to go on our way, it was sunny and beautiful outside. We continued east on H-50 through more beautiful West Virginia countryside. The drive was through very mountainous country. At one point we had a 2-1/2 mile 9% downhill grade. The scenery was beautiful all...

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