Saturday, May 31, 2014

Snowshoe (West Virginia)

Our first trip to Snowshoe this season offered perhaps the best weather we've ever experienced at the resort.

We loaded up a group of six in two vehicles and headed for our Slatyfork campsite on Friday night. When we arrived we were greeted by Jarrod, Chris, and Keith.

The next morning I woke early to prepare coffee and bacon for our crew and soon after that we were on the road, destined for the top of Snowshoe mountain.

Three of us rode downhill on the lift-accessed trails while the other three in our group rode XC bikes on Snowshoe's Six-Thousand-Steps trail. We rendezvoused later and once again made the trek to our campsite in Slatyfork.

Paul, Erin, Rebecca and I stopped by the Big Spring Fork on our way back to the campsite and braved the chilly water for a short bit before makeing our way up the fire road to our campsite.

That night Paul and Erin served hobo packs for our dinner and we sat by the fire while the sun set around us. I was exhausted after receiving little sleep on Friday and riding all day Saturday, so I was proudly the first to retire to my hammock that night.

Sunday began much the same way as Saturday as Bailey and I woke first to prepare food and coffee for the group. We broke off into three groups that day and once again culminated at the vehicles that afternoon before loading up and making the haul back to Richmond.

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