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Sep 14, 2020 - Last Night in Canaan

It rained most of yesterday and last night. It made for a sleepy day around Winnie. I did manage to slip out to do some photograph around sunset. Lots of clouds and some fog in the valley. The weather here is turning cooler with nights getting into the 40's and days in the 60's and low 70's. Today the rain stopped so I went out to photograph some small waterfalls along North Fork of the Blackwater River. The creek runs through a narrow valley and the barely 2 lane paved road runs along side. To get to the waterfalls, I had to leave the...

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Sep 11, 2020 - Riding the Ski Lift

We decided to ride the ski lift to the top of Story Mountain to see what we could see. The view was spectacular from the chair lift on the way up. The weather was great for the ride and the stroll around the peak. Fortunately we didn't have to practice the old skills of getting off a moving chair when we got to the top. The operator stops the lift and helps you off if you need it. We walked over to the launch point for paragliders and hangliders, but no one was flying today. There is a panoramic view of the valley from the launch point. You...

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Sep 10, 2020 - Canaan Valley

The Canaan Valley is located in Tucker County, WV. It is more than half National Forest, Federal Wilderness, Fish and Wildlife Refuge and State Park lands. It is an oval, bowl-like valley with extensive wetlands and the headwaters of the Blackwater River which flows over Blackwater Falls. Almost 70% of the Valley part of the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The floor of the valley sits about 3,200 feet above sea level and is the highest large valley east of the Mississippi River. An interesting bit of WWII history, in 1943–44, as...

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Sep 7, 2020 - Dark Sky West Virginia

Just Plane Adventures is located in dark hole which means that star watching is awesome because there is little extraneous light. Unfortunately the moon was just past full so once it came up the stars are harder to see. Between sunset and moonrise.ther was about an hour and a half od dark skies. With no clouds, the conditions were right for shooting the Milky Way. The nice part of this is you can get decent images and still get to bed early Before leaving Just Plan Adventures, we drove to Seneca Rocks, one of the best-known landmarks in...

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Jun 2, 2018 - Canaan resort state park 6/2 to 6/4 WV

Howdy our stay here in Appalachians of West Virginia was half nice as we received a day and a half of rain and a day-and-a-half of Sunny clear so we took advantage of the one and a half and went and saw Blackwater Falls very close by. Very pretty.Canaan Valley Resort is a full-service Ski Resort golf course and Campground including a nice hotel The campground is very wooded but has paved roads and paved sites with full hookup. We also took the ski lift to the top of the mountain and had some awesome views all in all had a great...

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