Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Adventures in the New River Gorge

Last Saturday we loaded up the Suburban and a trailer (gear for seven and a dog takes a lot of space) and headed out to The New River Gorge for a camping trip. We camped in the national park. The campsite was right a long the river. The kids loved it. They played in the river, and did a little fishing.

It was a short drive to the Bridge. We spent an afternoon exploring the bridge and areas around it.  We took the Fayette Station Road Tour, filled our water jugs from a spring, and hiked the Kaymoor Trail to see old coal mines.

That night it rained, and rained, and rained. It isn't really a camping trip unless it rains right? We'd hope to do a little more exploring the next day, but it was still raining, and we were soaked. We packed our soggy selves and things and headed home.

West Virginia is full of beautiful places. This place is one of them. I wish we'd had more time and better weather to explore more!


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous place! So glad you got to go, even if the weather wasn't as cooperative as one would have wished.
    Aunt Nancy

  2. What fun! Great pictures. I really like the one of kiddos and doggie next to the waterfall.