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Dolly Sods

 

Blackwater Falls

 

 

03 Oct 2019

 

 

 

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On Thursday, Beth and I drove to Petersburg WV to clean up the family cemetery up on the hill above the old farm. 

 

It was a beautiful day, and we decided to take a detour on the way home to see the colors up in Dolly Sods and by Blackwater Falls.

 

Hope you enjoy the photos!

 

 

 

 

 

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Coming down the mountain from Mt Storm to Scherr.   Nice colors! 

 

 

 

 

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My Grandparents (left) and Great-Grandparents (right) have a beautiful view of the fall colors on the mountain. 

(At our old farm in Petersburg WV)

 

 

 

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We stopped to visit with one of mom's best friends, Bonnie.  This is the barn outside of her home near Petersburg.

Leaves were just starting to turn color.  

 

 

 

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The old Davis Baptist Church near Maysville on Jordan Run Road. 

Near here is the FR75 road up to Bear Rocks on Dolly Sods.

 

 

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Beth took this photo of some horses enjoying the nice day along Jordan Run Road.

 

 

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Soon we were heading up the mountain to Dolly Sods. 

Some brightly-colored trees stood out among the ones that were still green.

 

 

 

 

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Soon the road turns to gravel and gets a little bumpy. 

 

 

 

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We missed the peak colors by a few days, but they were still very nice.

 

 

 

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I hiked over to the Bear Rocks while Beth explored the wide variety of flowers and bushes.

It's a bumpy walk over large stones, but the scenery makes it worth the effort.

 

 

 

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Bear Rocks - Very colorful. 

 

 

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Plenty of wild berries adding color to the scenery. 

 

 

 

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Close-up of berries.

 

 

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Soon it was time to head down the mountain and see Blackwater Falls. 

I just cleaned the Subaru inside and out yesterday from our 29-day Southwest trip.  Oh well. 

(Check back to our Family Page as I start posting the SW trip photos soon)

 

 

 

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As we got lower (around 2500 feet) the colors faded back to green and dull yellow.

 

 

 

 

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The colors were beginning to show at Blackwater Falls.

Unfortunately, the photo does not do it justice since half is in bright sunlight and half in shade. 

 

 

 

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Due to a very low amount of rainfall the past month, there was not a lot of water flowing over the falls. 

Some rarely-seen rocks were visible today.

 

 

 

 

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As we headed home, we passed by one of Beth's favorite places - Redhouse Greenhouse.

It's located just over a mile north of Rt 50 and Redhouse, MD on Rt 219. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Red-House-Greenhouse-332057407286467/posts/?ref=page_internal 

 

 

 

She showed great restraint and only bought 3 flowers today.  LOL

 

 

An hour later, we were home.  Hope you enjoyed riding along with us today.

 

 

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