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Hollowdweller
2006-11-17, 16:13
Don't know if it is y'alls hiking area but here's a link to a hike I did this summer. Any of y'all ever been there?

http://ramanon.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41564

SGT Rock
2006-11-17, 17:16
I'm not familiar with the Cranberry Wilderness. Where is that?

Hollowdweller
2006-11-17, 18:19
Near Richwood WV.

http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/mnf/sp/cranberrywilderness.html

Hog On Ice
2006-11-17, 20:56
I've been to the Cranberry a few times with Fridge as well as solo - I like the area especially for bushwhacking the old RR traces. I recognized a few of the places from your pictures.

Hollowdweller
2006-11-17, 21:52
Yeah, it's amazing some of those untreated(I assume) ties on those old grades are still intact.

Have you ever hiked in the Tea Creek Back Country there? I wanted to check that out this summer but never got a chance.

Hog On Ice
2006-11-18, 09:11
I have not hike up there yet - closest I've come is hiking the Big Beechy / Middle Fork loop from the Big Beechy trailhead but that is still in the wilderness area and not up in the Tea Creek backcountry

wrt the RR ties - they were probably chestnut logs and as a result they last a long time

Hollowdweller
2006-11-27, 14:07
wrt the RR ties - they were probably chestnut logs and as a result they last a long time

Never thought about that. You're probably right!

dropkick
2006-11-29, 00:57
If possible I'm heading that direction next summer.

I want to go to D.C. and hit the Smithsonian for a few weeks, and later visit some friends in Philly.

If I can get things going so that I can do this, I would like to camp and hike along the way, maybe hit parts of the AT and make it a fairly leasurely trip.

My biggest problem is that my cousin is no longer in Roanoke, VA.
So I'm going to have to find a place to camp out around D.C. or my trip is going to get rushed. I'm not going to be able to afford a motel for an extended period of time, and the Smithsonian is a real big part of why I want to visit the area again.

Oh well, life works itself out. Sooner or later I'll do it, even if I can't this summer (maybe she'll (my cousin) get transfered back).

But back to why I started this rambling diatribe. Thanks to you, now I want to visit Monongahela National Forest also.

Hollowdweller
2006-11-29, 10:54
Dropkick,

If you know when you are gonna be by in enough time let me know and if I can arrange farmsitter maybe we can do a hike to gether.

T.J.
2007-03-31, 13:45
So I'm going to have to find a place to camp out around D.C. or my trip is going to get rushed. .
Check these two:
http://www.nvrpa.org/pohickcamp.html
http://www.nps.gov/gree/

Found out about these two *after* spending over $800 on 5 nights with the three kids at a motel in DC in April of '05. Ain't gonna do that again!