Otter Creek Wilderness, WV (Pics)

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  1. DiscoveryLover

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    This weekend I was in Canaan Valley and went hiking in the Otter Creek Wilderness, which I had never been in. Trails were old railroad grades from the logging days. Some of the first sections were good, but then were overgrown difficult terrain. Trails were rarely marked or flagged, besides rock cairns. I did 14 miles just over 6 hours. I did Otter Creek Trail, which followed Otter Creek. The leaves were about peak colors this weekend.

    First was a scary bridge crossing
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    Dry Fork
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    Part of the trail
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    Otter Creek
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    Luckily there wasn't much rain, there was a creek crossing, and would not have made it if the water was high.
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    Found an old foundation. Not sure an old homestead or part of the logging industry
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    Snek
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    Back across the bridge. Easier the second time.
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    Relive App video of my route.
    https://www.relive.cc/view/v7O9yAN4WLO
     
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    Beautiful photos! Look at all the fall color!
     
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    I've never heard of this place. I'm gonna have to plan a trip. It looks like a great spot to spend a weekend.
     
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    Some pretty country there !!!!!!
     
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    That bridge is cool, I'd just spend most of the day walking back and forth across it.
     
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    Beautiful area man, thanks for sharing. I need to get out and hike more. Used to do it all the time.
     
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    great pics, beautiful place
     
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