The rainstorm and the river are my brothers. --- Pocahontas, conceivably A select seven DCULers started off the new year with a gorgeous hike outside of the Cranberry Wilderness of the Monongohela National Forest. Alex, Kathryn, David O., Brian H., Karan, Stan, and Dan arrived at Vienna on Friday night along with two other DCUL... Continue Reading →
This particular loop is one of my favorites as it gives you a sampling of all that Dolly Sods has to offer -- open meadows and views, rhododendron flanked paths, and (of course) Lions Head.
We got what we came for with the trail: solitude. It was made even more pleasant by flat meandering along the river. The trail could be difficult to follow at times, either due to blowdown or lack of trail markers but it is navigable with a GPS or by looking around long enough. The four of us agreed that late fall or early spring would probably the ideal time to do this trail due to overgrowth. We may be back!