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Winter Backpacking Series: Dolly Sods, WV

After driving 3 hours to Dry Fork, West Virginia, we hit the foothills of the Dolly Sods Wilderness. The previous night’s snow had been compacted into the steep gravel road and frozen almost to ice. After spinning out once we had to get out of the car, hack up the ice in the road, and push.

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Winter Backpacking Series: Gathland State Park to Weverton Cliffs

Winter Backpacking
Unpredictable weather and harsh conditions can make winter backpacking a bit more dangerous than friendly summer camping, but with the right prep and equipment, you will often be rewarded with picturesque views and all but empty trails.

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I Have a Confession to Make

I have been living in Maryland for almost 2 years now, and although I hate many things about the state (traffic, uptight people, massive housing developments encroaching on beautiful farmland, TRAFFIC, oh wait, did I say that already?), the one thing that makes me NOT regret my decision to move here in 2013 is the mountains.

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