Monday, July 10, 2017

Lost River State Park, Mathias, WV

We're almost to halfway in our 52-Hike Challenge this year, our return trip on Sunday to Lost River State Park in Mathias WV being number 25. This is a hike that we did on Super Bowl Sunday of this year and liked so much that we vowed to return. This post is just going to be a photo-essay. You can go to the February post for details.

Suspension Bridge Over Howard's Lick Run

Rhododendron maximum by the Creek

Common Heal-all, Prunella vulgaris, in the Fire Road

Moth on Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

White Cabbage Butterfly, Pieris rapae, on Thistle

Bee on Thistle, Climbing White Oak Trail

Bottle Brush Grass, Elymus hystrix

Shelter on White Oak Trail

View From Shelter

Posing at the Shelter

Places Are Covered with Deptford Pinks, Dianthus armeria

Viper's Bugloss, Echium vulgare

Catnip, Nepeta cataria, Behind Shelter

We Shared White Oak Trail with Horses

Cranny Crow Overlook

Bouncing-bet (Soapwort), Saponaria officinalis

Sundrops, Oenothera fruticosa

Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis

Apocynum androsaemifolium, Spreading Dogbane

View From Cranny Crow

Boot Shot at Cranny Crow

Panorama at Cranny Crow

At Southern Point of Big Ridge

Pine Cone Detail

Big Ridge South End: Blueberry Scrub Under Pines

Lots of Ripe Blueberries

Hiker Snacks!

Perhaps Belongs to a Turkey Vulture?

Ferns on Virginia View Trail

Moth in the Grass

Picnic Shelter

Striped Wintergreen, Chimaphila maculata

Fire Tower From Warden's Cabin

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly, Limenitis arthemis

Grass Under Oaks, Big Ridge Trail

Common Mullein, Verbascum thapsus

Very Fragrant Hoary Mountain Mint,
Pycnanthemum incanum

Longleaf Bluets, Houstonia longifolia

Motherwort, Leonurus cardiaca

Moth on Garlic Mustard

Undulations Looking East at Miller's Rock

Lost City, WV

Another View

I Love These Mountains

1840 William Tusing Cabin

Horse Nettle, Solanum carolinense

Tiny Moth on Back of Ann's Arm

Beers in the Creek Post-Hike

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