Getting Away for July 4th: New River Gorge

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Canoeing at Summersville Lake

I celebrated the July 4th holiday by running away to New River Gorge National River (in West Virginia) with a bunch of friends. We camped, hiked the Kaymoor Top/Bottom Trail, swam in freezing creeks and temperate lakes, went canoeing, and somehow ran into a bunch of colleagues 4 hours away from where we all work! Next time we might try the area's famous whitewater rafting and/or rock climbing. Or maybe a mud obstacle course with water park. Our friends were also really pumped about the Mystery Hole (See the laws of gravity defied!) and Biscuit World. So there's, uh, a lot of stuff to do down there, whether you're easily entertained or not.

Fayetteville July 4th Carnival

Without cell phones and internet service, it was about as relaxing a weekend as one could imagine. 'Hope yours was the same :)

Sun & Smoke Kaymoor Bottom Leaf
Fayetteville, WV Fireworks Canoeing at Summersville Lake
Shoeses. Dinnertime Campfire
Looking Up 820 Stairs Kaymoor Bottom Fern Kaymoor Trail at the New River Gorge

2 comments:

Kris said...

That sounds like a great weekend! I need to plan one like that soon. I've been meaning to all summer... :)

iris said...

Yeah, it was pretty awesome...and the 4th of July in West Virginia is always a special experience, heh.

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