Hike 11. Laurel Fork Trail
Club: me leading for MWROP
Parking: both good
Topo! Mid-Atlantic Trace: LaurelForkTr_GPS20060610_11.tpo
Universal GPX format from Topo!: LaurelForkTr_GPS20060610_11_tpo.gpx
Description File: LaurelForkTr_GPS20060610_11.doc
Garmin MapSource Trace: LaurelForkTr_GPS20060610_11.gdb
Photo Album: LaurelForkTr_GPS20060610_11
Notes: Very hard to find the trace on this trip even though it's always next to the river. Other then that, the hike is very pretty and relaxing
Warnings: Have a very detailed GPS trace showing what side of the river you should be on at what time.
Hike 12. X-Skiing at the White Grass, Skiing at Timberline,
Overlooks of the Blackwater Falls,
Overlook of the Mount Storm Lake
Club: Phil and me scouting; Misha, his grandson David and me scouting
Date: 01/20-21/2007; 01/19-20/2009
Google Earth Trace: WhiteGrassSki_GPS20070120_21.kmz
Notes: Day one and day two are two independent loop traces. For the second trip, we spent 1st day at White Grass, 2d day at Timberline, and 3d day at Blackwater Falls SP and Mount Storm Lake, sriving home on a scenic route. I put the skiing traces as well as driving traces.
Warnings: It's very important to buy the most expensive ski wax (we bought German one after the miserable first day when our skis were glued to the snow). With temperatures close to melting and above, only the wax can keep the skis sliding on the snow. It's very important to drive slowly after getting off the interstate - there are patches of slippery snow and we almost got ourselves killed when our car lost control on one of them.
Hike 13. Swallow Falls SP. Fairfax Stone SP. Blackwater Falls SP. “Falling Water” by Frank Lloyd Wright. Sidling Rock.
All Waterfall Trip.
Club: me scouting with friends from Russia
Parking: good everywhere
Topo! Mid-Atlantic Trace: SwallowFallsSP_FairfaxStone_BlackwaterFallsSP_GPS20070727_29.tpo
Universal GPX format from Topo!: SwallowFallsSP_FairfaxStone_BlackwaterFallsSP_GPS20070727_29_tpo.gpx
Description File: SwallowFallsSP_FairfaxStone_BlackwaterFallsSP_GPS20070727_29.doc
GPS TrackMaker Trace: SwallowFallsSP_FairfaxStone_BlackwaterFallsSP_GPS20070727_29.gtm
Garmin MapSource Trace: SwallowFallsSP_FairfaxStone_BlackwaterFallsSP_GPS20070727_29.gdb
Universal GPS Format: SwallowFallsSP_FairfaxStone_BlackwaterFallsSP_GPS20070728.gpx
Notes: several short hikes - each less than 3 miles, spectacular views everywhere. This hike covers place in MD, WV, and PA, largest being in WV.
Warnings: our mistake was not making hotel reservations near the Falling Water...