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Oct 7, 2015 - Riding the Durbin Rocket

Today was our postponed trip on the Durbin Rocket. Since we were scheduled for the afternoon run, I spent some time this morning taking pictures of the rocket as it left for the morning trip. The Durbin Rocket is powered by a rare steam locomotive – Old #3, one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives on earth. This 55-ton antique was built in 1910 for the Moore-Keppel Lumber Co. The ride is 10.5 miles along the Greenbrier River as it winds its way through the Monongahela National Forest. It was a beautiful day for the...

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Oct 6, 2015 - On This Day Absolutely Nothing Happened

We did nothing today except enjoy the weather and a little photography along the Greenbrier River at the campground. One of the long term residents at the campground has a site right along the river and they've hung about 15 bird feeders and 4 hummingbird feeders. I got there just as a couple of hummingbirds arrived to sip some nectar. I wish I had my long lens with me to get in closer on the other birds that had gathered. I'll have to try again tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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Oct 4, 2015 - Into the Holler

After getting in touch with the owner of the East Fork Campground, it appears the rain wasn't as bad in the "holler" as it was further east and conditions were okay to drive on the grass so we headed to Durbin, WV. Most of the ride over on US 219 was flat as it followed the Tygart Valley River. The was on hellacious climb that taxed Winnie, but she made it without leaving any parts behind. We pulled into the campground at about 3:30 and settled in. The valley is interesting because of the presence of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory...

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