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Best In Tent Camping: West Virginia A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RV's, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos
     

Best In Tent Camping: West Virginia A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RV's, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos

by Johnny Molloy
 

Gorgeous enough to be its own national park, the ruggedness of West Virginia, with its large tracts of unspoiled land, is a boon to all outdoor enthusiasts. Within this land of moonshine and coal mining lie so many places to camp, outdoor enthusiasts will want to read The Best in Tent Camping: West Virginia to ensure that they will have the most beautiful

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Gorgeous enough to be its own national park, the ruggedness of West Virginia, with its large tracts of unspoiled land, is a boon to all outdoor enthusiasts. Within this land of moonshine and coal mining lie so many places to camp, outdoor enthusiasts will want to read The Best in Tent Camping: West Virginia to ensure that they will have the most beautiful campsite around. From the Allegheny Highlands to the Ohio River Valley, from the Greenbrier Valley to the Central Heartland, the campgrounds profiled are each unique. Whether readers plan to fish, boat, climb, raft, hike, or just enjoy kicking back in the great outdoors, author Johnny Molloy's suggestions will help them plan a perfect trip.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897325523
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Best in Tent Camping Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Read an Excerpt

Bear Heaven lies on a spur ridge high on Shavers Mountain outside Elkins. It can be pretty cool on summer nights. I can only imagine what the year-round campground is like around dark in mid-January. Most tent campers will head up this way during the warmer months to enjoy a small, quiet campground tucked away on the back side of the Otter Creek Wilderness.
The Otter Creek drainage forms the centerpiece of this preserved national forest land. Mountain ridges are the borders, where spruce stands and bogs hold strong. Lower in the wilderness are tangles of rhododendron over which grow northern hardwood species such as cherry and yellow birch. This area was once logged-any trails follow old railroad grades. In other areas, apple trees mark homesites long since abandoned. On the edge of the wilderness, Bear Heaven campground awaits your arrival.
What does this mean for you? It means a great place to get into the heart of natural West Virginia, where the woods are king once again. Then, you can return to your ridgetop camp and reflect on the day's observations. One of those observations will be what a fitting campground to be adjacent to the Otter Creek Wilderness. Another observation might literally be an obser-vation-from atop the jumbled rock outcrop near the campground picnic area where you can look south over a sea of wooded ridges.

Meet the Author

Born in Tennessee, Johnny Molloy moved to Knoxville in 1980 to attend the University of Tennessee. The lure of nearby Smoky Mountain National Park was too hard to resist. In spite of a disastrous first camping trip, Molloy developed a life-long passion for the outdoors, which he continues today, 15 years and 1,300 nights later. He is the author of several hiking and tent camping guides to the Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee areas, and lives in Nashiville.

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