Saturday, September 29, 2012

Catching up...with photos!

Blister Swamp; this is where we planted balsam fir trees to help revive the forest that once was
ASpiranthes orchid in the swamp
Pounding in a fence post for an exclosure for the balsam fir
to keep out deer and cattle
Rolling out the wire fence
Tree in its exclosure
Fence my office built a decade or so ago to protect the core of the
swamp that is home to many globally rare plants
Sunrise at my house
Another view of sunrise from the house looking down the valley at the rising fog
Looking west from the top of Spruce Knob (WV's highest point at 4,863 ft)
It was so windy!!
Me crossing the Via Ferrata bridge at Nelson Rocks Preserve
The bridge!
Looking toward Otter Creek Wilderness area and the Blackwater Canyon from Olson Firetower lookout
Another from the tower view with some post-camera processing


  1. So freaking cool! :D This is the kind of thing I miss living down here. Charles used to do a lot of extreme outdoor sports (rock climbing, rappelling, he's even gone skydiving) and he was drooling over that bridge when I showed him the photo! Looks like you had a blast!

  2. Absolutely stunning views. Wow.