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Sunday, July 15, 2012

From Summersville WV to Watoga S.P WV

We could not get Watoga S.P on the phone to make a reservation so we decided to hit the road early and take the advantage of “first come first served” sites (It is good Idea to put aside sites that can not be reserved).

We drove the scenic HWY 39/55 from Summersville to Mill Point ,it took us two and a half hours to get there because the road is curvy and some times steep –but what a treat.

Surly we got a nice spot close to the creek with electrical hook ups,the sites are large and spacy,they also did a good job cutting the trees ,so we were in the shade but no branches were “sitting” on our trailer.

Afternoon we did some traveling around the park and drove to the closest library for the WiFi, on the way back Mama Deer and Baby Deer were posing for us.

Watoga S.P WV     Watoga S.P WV

During the evening and through the night it was raining but on the next morning like a miracle the blue skies appeared , we immediately  took  advantage of the situation and took of for the days adventure,first to Beartown S.P that has some beautiful rock formations that are a result of nature doing ,it is a “Rock Garden”.

Beartown S.P WV -Rocks        Beartown S.P WV -Rocks

Beartown S.P WV -Rocks       Beartown S.P WV -Rocks

Not far from there is Drop Mountain Battlefield S.P WV,with a museum,observation tower and a lot of history.

Drop Mountain Battlefield S.P WV      Drop Mountain Battlefield S.P WV

The vistas are breath taking.

Drop Mountain Battlefield S.P WV

After our picnic we took a scenic drive on HWY 150 that took us through mountain tops of Monongahela National Forest with beautiful lookouts in Pocahontas County,during this relatively short drive we had weather changes from sunshine to heavy clouds,thunders,lightening and rain.

On one of our stops we saw how the moister lifts from the valley to the top of the mountains.

Monongahela National Forest WV-Mist 

HWY 150

As we descended towards Marlinton WV we got in the middle of a Motorbike Rally that took place on the main drag with music,food and lots of motorbikes-nothing like good surprise ….

Marlinton WV-Motorbike Rally            Marlinton WV-Motorbike Rally

Marlinton WV-Motorbike Rally

3 comments:

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

The Rock Garden looks like something we would like to hike.

That is a great surprise. I bet there was some partying going on to the wee hours of the morning.

John and Carol said...

We have only spent one night in West Virginia. We definitely missed a lot and will have to return.

Jim and Sandie said...

Bikers do know how to throw a great party. I love stumbling upon those kind of surprises. Beautiful Rock Garden.