West Virginia, part 1 of ?

I’m loving my early days in West Virginia. Hops and I have had a lovely visit at a park in Davis, where Ritchey’s ashes joined the Blackwater River.

In the Monongahela National Forest, we found a great campsite, and hiked a little bit of Allegheny Trail No. 701.

Moving on the next day, I stopped to visit (from a safe distance) this gnarly prehistoric-looking snapping turtle. What an impressive creature! And some beautiful scenery, always.

Then I met up with a dear friend for a little visit and some beers at a brewery I’ve appreciated before. It felt like coming home.

I’m glad I will be spending more time in these parts.