Roaring Plains, Hidden Passage, Canyon Rim Backpack, MNF, WV
Photos by Michael Juskelis, Gary Bailey (GB), Pam Wyatt (PW) and Catherine Kelleher (CK), 2005/09/03-05.
Our first crossing of the South Prong.
Andy checks out the view of the South Prong drainage that we had just traversed, from a hidden vista.
Views from the east segment of the South Prong Trail.
Campfire at our first night's camp. (PW)
Breakfast on our second day.
View from "The Meadows".
Views from "The Point".
Ted and Andy at "The Point". (CK)
A Roaring Plains sunset. (PW)
Watching the sunset. (CK)
Seneca rocks aglow at sunset. (CK)
Our second night's campfire brought to you by Andrew and Gary. (CK)
Early morning on the Canyon Rim. (CK)
Hiking along the Canyon Rim. (GB)
View along the Canyon Rim. (CK)
Andrew takes in the last view of "The Rim".
Hiking the Tee Pee Trail. There really is a trail there! (PW)
Nothing says it better than a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone! (CK)
Found on the final leg of our trip: Golden Pholiota (Pholiota aurivella) and Pestle-shaped Coral fungus (Clavariadelphus pistillaris).
Steve found this Violet-branched Coral Mushroom (Clavulina amethystina) along the South Prong Trail.
Saw quite a few Pink Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii) and Closed Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) along the trails at higher elevations. (PW)
Black Haw, "wild raisins" (Viburnum prunifolium). Edible and sweet. (CK)
Catherine found this electric blue crayfish (CK). These guys can live great distances from any visible water source.
Andy spotted a Locust Borer Beetle while we where packing up for the second day.
Gary captured a unique perspective on this spider web at camp. (GB)
Gary found this British Soldier Lichen (Cladonia cristatella) along the South Prong Trail. (GB)
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