At over 4,000 feet in elevation, Dolly Sods is a large plateau that sits in the middle of the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Our 15 mile hike circumnavigated Dolly Sods North Wilderness, which is famous for its one-side red spruce trees, large rocky outcroppings, colorful heath barrens, and Canadian tundra-like meadows. We were lucky enough to have both beautiful weather and peak fall color, which made for a great day to be outside. Pictured below are some highlights from our day.
Whether he's skiing, cycling, or hiking, Internal Medicine resident and West Virginia native David Wray enjoys spending time outdoors. In the winter he can often be found skiing at his home mountain, Timberline Resort, in Canaan Valley, WV. In warmer months he usually splits his time between his mountain bike and exploring new areas by foot.
Put a smile on my face David. Thanks for sharing!
Great pictures, David. Thanks for sharing.
Looks like the north area behind timberline. Harman trail is one of the most picturesque trails up there to me. Most beautiful time to be up there and without a doubt the most beautiful place in the area! We used to be able to ride mountain bikes up there which was a true dream!
Great timing for your hike. Thanks for the pix. What was the temp range during the hike?
JohnL, it was sunny and in the low to mid 70's the entire hike. Didn't take any sun block and came back with a nice sunburn!