After witnessing the start of the IBR in Spartanburg, South Carolina, then welcoming the ralliers at the first check-in point near Chicago, I wish them well as they continue the rally to the West Coast. Myself? I feel an inner tug to stretch my trip west of the Mississippi and into Minnesota before turning back to the East Coast.
A perfect 59 degrees and sunshine! Gonna be a great weather day ... lovin' the mountains in the late summer!
These happy youngsters were enthralled with my mode of transport and enthusiastically saw me off as their dad came out to see what all the commotion was about.
Many times I've passed by Harper's Old Country Store as I passed by Seneca Rocks, but never stopped until now. It was time for a fuel stop and a soda pop break.
Inside you will find a huge snack selection among camping, fishing, and hiking accouterments. It's worth the stop, whether you need fuel or a quick "pick-me-up" snack, for an excuse to wander inside and soak in the history of the building.
West Virginia Hwy 55
Enjoying typical West Virginia scenic byway heading north on Hwy 55 north of Seneca Rocks.
Taking the more rustic Route 28 (Dayton Carr Rd) to Dolly Sods in the Monongahela National Forest.
Later I find out that there are much easier (smoother) roads that lead to Dolly Sods, but none as interesting.
Along Public Road 75 there are many trail heads for exploring further into the Monongahela.
The summit of Dolly Sods rewards with a most splendid view.
Dolly Sods, West Virginia
Here's what the gravel road on the north leads to ... Jordon Run Road (Rt 28), a nicely paved conduit between Public Road 75 and Hwy 42.
Kac-Ka-Pon Restaurant in Wardensville, West Virginia took care of my late lunch needs.
Made it home about 6pm, after 3,606 miles through 12 states. Another successful fleetering adventure comes to an end.