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Thursday, July 19, 2012

3rd Day Canaan Valley Resort S.P WV-Seneca Rocks WV

“Seneca Rocks contemplates the surrounding valleys as an imposing reminder of prehistory a striking relic of the geological forces that shape the landscape as well as human history”- From the Seneca Brochure.

Today the Seneca Rocks offer Rock Climbers the opportunity to climb 375 mapped routes ,only trained climbers should attempt to scale Rocks.

As we are NOT trained rock climbers so we took the 1.5 Mile hike to the top of the Left Peak just   close to   the “finger” on the left.

It is a moderate switchback climb and not a very difficult one it took us an hour and ten minutes to get to the “official” top (the end of the trail) and another 15 minutes to the top of the top.

Seneca Rocks WV

THE ROCKS FROM FAR.

 

Seneca Rocks WV-Hike to the top      Seneca Rocks WV-Mushroom

SWITHCHBACKS AND MUSHROOM ALONG THE HIKE.

 

Seneca Rocks WV-Hike to the top     Seneca Rocks WV-view from the top

THE OFFICIAL TOP AND THE END OF THE TRAIL.

 

Seneca Rocks WV-Hike to the top of the top    Seneca Rocks WV-View from the top

CLIMBING TO THE TOP OF THE TOP AND  A REWARDING VIEW……

Going down took us 35 minutes and without any pressure on the knees.

As we sat at the picnic area facing the Rocks ,it was hard to imagine that only a short while ago we were UP there,it sure was a good feeling.

            Seneca Rocks WV-View from the picnic area

We got back “home” just before the rain started and still had time to grill some chicken.

                                                      Canaan Valley Resort S.P WV

Sorry no waterfalls today…

Thanks for visiting.

3 comments:

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

What a beautiful color that mushroom is. I wonder what it is called?
Looks like a grand hike! What a great view from the top.

Jim and Sandie said...

With views like that I can do without a waterfall.

Danny &Shula Oren said...

Paul & Marsha,
I do not know how this mushroom is called but it is an unusual one for sure.
Thanks for dropping by