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Old 02-06-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Monongahela NF Boondocking?

Can anyone clue me into the good spots in this NF? Many Thanks!
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Never been there, but from the looks of it there should be some awesome places there.
In the spring too? Should be awesome.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:32 PM   #3
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Never been there, but from the looks of it there should be some awesome places there.
In the spring too? Should be awesome.
I was thinking maybe spring break. Do some fishing.
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The road into the Cranberry Campground is gravel,a bit rough in places, and travelling it is slow, with some one lane driving ( share turns with approaching drivers).

There is camping along the Williams River is picturesque, and the road is paved. Both are good places to camp.

Most of the campgrounds listed on the website are good places. Most are on gravel roads. (pea gravel size) City water is almost non existant. Streams are safe to drink from if boiled or treated. Some of the higher elevations may not have roads cleared of snow, and are posted as such. I can give you further information if desired.
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I can give you further information if desired.
Very much so! I am in Harrisonburg VA this spring and looking to get out into the woods!
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forgot to mention, trout fishing, and hiking galore. A fishing license and an additonal trout stamp is needed for fishing. Many Many hiking trails, for your free enjoyment

The Cranberry Visitor Center on rt's 39/55 and 150 is a Great Place to stop. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to help.
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Rodney, You are talking about a very beautiful time of the year in Appalachia. Monogahela NF is a rather large place covering many diverse ecosystems. I highly recommend you try Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. There is a campground that is very primitive and first come. The parking area at Bear Rocks would be okay for a night or two.
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There are many spots along the road through the Wilderness Area to back a trailer in and stay a few days. The day hiking is awesome here and in a few hours hike you can see many ecosystems found usually far from West Virginia. Accumulating snow has been reported at Dolly Sods every month of the year in past history.
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Frank, my spring break is at the beginning of March, is that too early to be up that high?
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Well, when you say high that is relative. The most of all of Colorado is higher than Spruce Knob, WV's highest point. March can be very nice or it can snow. Dolly Sods is not plowed or maintained so it could be iffy. I are "Boondocker" and I thought getting away from the masses to be desired. There are many options in the Alleghenies, Appalachians, and Blue Ridge Mountains which all go through this area.
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