Springtime Snapshots: The Canaan Valley Region in Late Spring 2
Author thumbnail By John Sherwood, DCSki Columnist

Editor’s Note: DCSki Columnist John Sherwood recently made a trip to the Canaan Valley region of West Virginia, where he visited Dolly Sods, Roaring Plains (South Prong Trail), and the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

“The Rhododendrons were in full glory and the birds were also great - I was close to 40 species on my recent trip including Scarlet Tanagers and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, the bird in the vanity West Virginia license plate,” writes John.

John provided the following late spring photos from his trip.

Mountain Laurel along the South Prong trail. Photo provided by John Sherwood.

Along the South Prong trail. Photo provided by John Sherwood.

Photo provided by John Sherwood.

The Dolly Sods wilderness in West Virginia. Photo provided by John Sherwood.

The Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Photo provided by John Sherwood.

Summertime at Timberline Resort. Photo provided by John Sherwood.
About John Sherwood

John Sherwood is a columnist for DCSki. When he's not hiking, biking, or skiing, he works as an author of books on military history.

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Reader Comments

JimK
June 26, 2008
Love the top shot. I call that stuff Mountain Laurel. It's really neat when you come upon a mountainside of it in full bloom.
Connie Lawn
June 27, 2008
I recently wrote an article about a Dude Ranch near Gore. Stay tuned.
Come visit the Lake! Yours, Connie Lawn

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