Dolly Sods Backpack, MNF, WV
Photos by Michael Juskelis and Don Ni, 2004/05/28-30.
Cascades on a Red Creek tributary.
Falls on Red Creek. We camped on the right.
Our evening's entertainment. Eight of 'em shot the falls. These guys start at the headwaters of Red Creek and run it all the way down to Laneville.
Sitting at the campfire at the end of day one.
Before leaving camp we walked up to yet another falls on Red Creek. This one is above Fisher's Spring Run.
Our first major ford of Red Creek. Luckily the water level had dropped a foot overnight.
The Forks of Red Creek, our first break on day 2.
After a steep "Nose to Toes" ascent we were rewarded with this view of the Breathed Mountain Bogs.
Nap Time at the intersection of Breathed Mt. Trail and Big Stone Coal Trail.
There were several magnificent pine plantations along Breathed Mt. and Big Stone Coal Trails. [Ni]
Big Stone Coal Bogs with the mountains as a backdrop.
Day 2 campsite along Big Stone Coal Run. Most were tenting in a pine grove behind the photographer. There's a beer commercial in here somewhere.
Five of us still had a little gas left in our tanks, so after setting up camp we visited the top falls of Big Stone Coal and...
The Lion's Head overlook.
Falls of Little Stone Coal Run.
Red-Spotted Purple on the other side of the last Red Creek Ford.
The last ford of Red Creek. [Ni]
All back at the parking lot safe and sound... and still smiling. [Ni]
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