Dolly Sods Backpack, MNF, WV
Photos by Michael Juskelis and Catherine Kelleher (CK), 2006/09/16-18.
View along Bear Rocks Trail. You can see our starting point on the left.
Look hard and think "ET phone home!" (CK)
Reaching the crest of Cabin Mountain.
View from Rocky Knob - Canaan Valley and Mountain.
Does the #7 to Dunkenbarger stop hear? (CK)
Big Stone Coal waterfall.
The Lion's Head. (CK)
View from the Lion's Head.
Cavin explores the Lion's Head.
Fording Red Creek. (CK)
Scenes from "The Forks", our campsite on the second night.
Flora and Fauna
New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae). This light violet flower was everywhere!
Dunkenbarger Run was lined with these tart Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon).
American Toad (Bufo americanus). "I know you've heard it before but I really am a prince!" (CK)
Hairy Golden Rod (Solidago hispida) prefers rocky hillsides.
Closed Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii), seen wherever we had water on the trail and lots of sunshine.
This Eastern Comma Butterfly (Polygonia comma) was all over Mike and his gear. Note the orange hindwings; in summer they are black.
Lance-Leaved Golden Rod (Solidago graminifolia) with migrating Monarchs (Danaus plexippus).
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