Otter Creek, Allegheny Trail, WV
Photos by Michael Juskelis, 2003/07/27-29.
Dry Fork of the Cheat River, northern boundary of the Otter Creek Wilderness.
Andy, Mike, Doris, Mike and Alan.
Bee Balm grows throughout the forest.
The confluence of Moore's Run with Otter Creek - the greatest lunch spot ever!
Doris gives us a focal reference for this huge "Stump Blossom" fungus.
Colorful mushrooms. "Yellow Patches", and a green one ... really ... it was green!
... and red / beige, "Russala Pulchra".
One of several small waterfalls and swimming holes along our route.
Low water made non-issues of expected difficult creek crossings.
The valley of Shaver's Fork as we return from Otter Creek.
Paw print of a small black bear on the Allegheny Trail. We followed it for about 1/2 of the hike.
A view of Middle Mountain from TR 701 (Allegheny Trail) on our second hike.
A note to visiting hikers: Respect private property laws or else ...
Mamma Turkey and her 6 polts on our way home.
Other pictures from Otter Creek:
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