Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I spent the weekend camping in West Virginia's Cooper's Rock State Forest at the Chestnut Ridge Park & Campground. The campground was crowded with monster Cabela's tents, propane lanterns, and fuel-induced campfires, and we still managed to have a relaxing time in the new lightweight tent (the Marmot Limelight 3).
We spent our one full day at the forest hiking ~8 miles along the Scott Run Trail, then the Raven Rock Trail (picked up at McCollum Campground), and then back to the car along the Roadside Trail.
My new boots saved me from a miserably wet/rocky/muddy intermediate climb through the Scott Run Trail. Dry feet, no blisters. I'm impressed.