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Old 06-28-07, 09:18 PM   #1
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8 days with friends in WV - Part 2

(Continued from Part 1)

After a grulling climb to a location called HooDoo Rocks, it was down the fast and
then rocky decent to the plateau before Moonrocks. I was able to get ahead of
a few in the real rocky section.

Here comes Dave having entirely too much fun.


Then Jason and Jonathan


Then Brian



Then it was up onto Moonrocks. This is a nearly solid limestone mountain top.
We had a great time making our way through the extremely rocky terrain.
Taking a break about halfway through Moonrocks in one of the few flat spots.


After making our way off Moonrocks and through the maze of a trail through the
swamp below Moonrocks, we crossed the creek and start out climb to Mount
Strip Mine.


We flew off Mt Strip Mine and onto several miles of milder trails just to rack up the
miles. After the ride was actually over, Dan, Jason and I retraced our track to
find some of the tools I lost from my seat pack and to return to the HooDoo Rock
area to locate a pair of sunglasses Jason had lost. Just before Moonrocks, I split
off from Dan and Jason to check out a new trail established in the last month and
would met up with Dan and Jason on the other side of HooDoo Rocks.

Meeting Dan and Jason on the HooDoo Rock Trail and then returned to camp.


Back at camp, another friend, Pat had arrived. We talked for a while and had a
few beers. Then laughed our arses off as Pat brough in an air mattress larger
than his tent. He said "It'll fit if I have to go get some KY"!




It actually fit. Then we had a visit from this strange looking guest. It appeared
to be a miniature hummingbird but didn't quite look right. It flew like a hummingbird
and had colorful feather like features on it's tail. After some research when I
returned home and the help of some friends, we discovered it is a species of the
Sphinx Moth, the Clearwing Hummingbird Moth. Pretty damn cool !


Then we just sat back and enjoyed the company of good friends we hadn't seen for
nearly a year.


(To Be Continued in Part 3)

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Looks like a good time. Nice report.
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But was it really necessary for 3 topics? Anyway, looked fun.
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nice....where is this? p-burg area?
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But was it really necessary for 3 topics? Anyway, looked fun.
Did 3 post give you that much trouble?
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nice....where is this? p-burg area?

Part two was all taken in the Davis WV area. We camped on Camp70 Road right along the
Blackwater River. It's an awesome place to ride. Nothing that nice around P-burg. Mountwood
is about it.

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But was it really necessary for 3 topics? Anyway, looked fun.

Well, no, I think I could have posted part two and part three as replies. This forum only
allows 10 pictures in the post and I didn't think long enough before posting. Kind of a
pain huh ? Next time I'll post 10 then go to replies and put the rest. It was a bunch
of fun. My Son, age 12, stated it was the best week of fun he's ever had. That's good
enough for me...


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I didn't get a chance to take a picture on the upper portion of Moonrocks, however Brian did and
here's his picture. Pretty awesome place to ride.




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