Friday, July 6, 2018

Canaan Valley (West Virginia)

With the 4th of July holiday falling on a Wednesday, Rebecca and I decided to take Thursday and Friday off from work in order to gain an extended weekend. For this outing, we chose to explore Canaan Valley, finding a relatively inexpensive [pet-friendly] condo to rent through AirBnB.

We arrived on Thursday night after a leisurely drive along route 33. We were pleasantly surprised to find the condo equipped with a large whirlpool and decided to unwind with a soak in the tub before driving into Davis, WV for dinner at Sirianni's Cafe.

The next morning we set our sights on the Hellbender Cirque. We rode a slighly modified version, opting to begin at the Canaan Valley Institute.

The main attraction was the Moon HooDoo Rocks section. It's a challenging and unique section of rock which resembles what you'd expect to see from the lava flow of a volcanic eruption.

Once we were back within spitting distance of the Canaan Valley Institute, Rebecca took the dogs back to the car while I continued along the route. I completed the last few miles which contained the largest ascent and descent - well worth the effort - and eventually made my way into Davis where I rendezvoused with them.

That night we dined at Muttley's, followed by a bit of ice cream across the street.

The next morning we packed up and headed to Blackwater Falls State Park before continuing home to Richmond.

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