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Old 11-12-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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where is the best place to do some real remote camping in wv... i really don't like campgrounds where you can see your neighbor camper. maybe a spot where you have to hike on foot to get to. any suggestions?
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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Dolly Sods... Monongahela National Forest... Upper reaches of Shavers Fork of the Cheat River... Portions of Cranberry Bogs are designated Wilderness... Williams River in Pocahontas County.

Google for details
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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North side of the Landis Trail between Smoke Hole and the North Fork River is my favorite...take a heavy duty side arm with you...45 caliber....about as remote as Wv gets...

If you are considering the locations that Snorpus gave you remember this, a heavy blizzard can hit those areas at any time during the fall and early spring...also a GPS is a good idea...take extra every thing with you.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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thanks for the suggestions
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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I tried to drive up from Rte 219 to Kumbrabow one sunny March morning... about 45 degrees down in the valley.

As I went up the mountain the tracks got fewer and the snow deeper and deeper... gave up when the snow was above the axle on the Trailblazer and turned around.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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I did the same thing one September at Dolly Sods-Bahre Rocks, and also Spruce Knob, except we didn't have to turn back. When we got out of the car at Spruce Knob, the wind skated us across the parking lot. Wind chill sapped the camcorder battery in two minutes, and that's about how long we lasted in Fall weather jackets. Temps were in the mid to high 50s in the valley at the time.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Charles Town, WV
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"...take a heavy duty side arm with you...45 caliber....about as remote as Wv gets..."

Why?
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:08 AM
 
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For the probable encounters with beasts that will be a lot bigger than you are...particulary the Common Ground Squirrels..they have a terrible temper and usally migrate begin migration to Florida about this time. lol
Nothing like being eaten by a 'fairy diddle...
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:55 AM
 
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Black bear, wolves, maybe a mountain lion or a feral pig.

Then there's the meth labs and the maryjane patches, for your all-natural, grown only in true sunlight weed.

And Sasquatch
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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"...take a heavy duty side arm with you...45 caliber....about as remote as Wv gets..."Why?
As a guy who carries everywhere I legally can, I'm most often asked "why do you carry a gun? It's not very likely that a wild animal is going to attack you."
I reply that it isn't the 4-legged beasts I worry about... As Snorpus pointed out, Meth labs and pot farms abound in the remote areas. You better be armed, because they will be. Not trying to scare you, or make it seem that they are everywhere, but it would be prudent to plan for an encounter.

The worst time to wish you had a gun is when you need one.
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