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Return to Bear Heaven

Fri, 25 May 2012 01:48:03 +0000

I last blogged about Bear Heaven in October 2006. This was my fourth visit to the highly scenic, ridgetop campground in the Monongahela National Forest. It rained much of the […]

Yellow Creek

Thu, 24 May 2012 03:08:58 +0000

Watch on Vimeo. Yes, I know it should be called “Red Creek,” but that’s a different stream, over at Dolly Sods. This is a tributary to Otter Creek which one […]

Return to Otter Creek Wilderness

Wed, 23 May 2012 01:32:13 +0000

This was, I believe, our fourth hike in the Monongahela National Forest’s Otter Creek Wilderness Area since we first ventured down that way in 2005. Back then, my camera was […]

Ecotourist Photography 101

Mon, 14 May 2012 01:50:15 +0000

UK blogger and photographer Rachel Rawlins has been visiting the USA, including Plummer’s Hollow (whence this photo)… …and the wilds of West Virginia, where she joined me and my hiking […]

Postcard from Seneca Rocks

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:19:56 +0000

Postcard from Tea Creek Mountain

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 03:18:36 +0000

Postcard from Blackwater Canyon

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 02:48:30 +0000

Postcard from Blackwater Falls

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 02:04:32 +0000

Mountaintop removal

Wed, 25 Oct 2006 02:03:16 +0000

From I decided to include this brief documentary here as a kind of quick course for those who might be unfamiliar with the phenomenon of mountaintop removal, since I’ve […]

Bear Heaven

Mon, 23 Oct 2006 18:23:38 +0000

Last week’s head cold prevented me from going through my slides from the previous weekend’s trip to West Virginia as soon as I would have liked. I’ve now done so, […]