• Hi Guest, you may choose a LIGHT or DARK theme that works best for you with the "Style Chooser" button at the bottom left on this page!
  • HTML tutorial
PBDNavigate

27622

Reaction score
40

Joined
Last seen

Profile posts Latest activity Postings About Badges

  • Spent the weekend exploring the Monongahela National Forest in WV. Great time. Found a lot of good places to camp. However, spent so much time driving around Saturday that I ran out of daylight and with sunset and rain having begun decided to just spend the night at the Hampton Inn in Elkins.
    Spent Saturday putting some more miles on the truck. Explored around the Front Royal area and then headed back down to the Jefferson National Forest (Buchanan Exit on Rt 81) and explored that area. Just wondering why a large section of the Blue Ridge Parkway is still closed.
    Was going to head out today to do an overnight camp but the wind was still blowing pretty good so will try again tomorrow.
    Doesn’t look like many people are planning to make it to Catlett, VA tomorrow morning for a couple of hours of coffee and conversation, but I will be there all the same.
    Spent a little over twelve hours on the road today exploring. Left the house at 0500 and hit Bickle Knob and then Spruce Knob in West Virginia and finally Flag Pole Knob back (barely) in Virginia. At least I did not get stuck this time!
    • Like
    Reactions: Neal A. Tew
    ChrisEllsworth
    ChrisEllsworth
    We did Flagpole Knob last weekend and then explored a bunch of forest service roads. Camped a few nights out there. It was amazing.
    PBDNavigate
    PBDNavigate
    Yes, camped there a couple of times also. Almost got blasted out by the wind both times.
    I did head over into West Virginia last week to do some exploring. Got stuck and spent well over an hour getting unstuck.
    Still not much to report on the overlanding front. Maybe tomorrow I will get out and hit the road and just drive around some remote parts of Virginia. Maybe head to Front Royal area or even down towards Harrisonburg. If I am really feeling adventurous maybe head over into WVA.
    The big question is what destination for the week of the 27th? Back up to the NMW in Maine or stay more local and explore Shenandoah and George Washington & Jefferson National Forest? Would love to hit Maine twice in one year but certainly a long drive. Decisions decisions decisions.
    Went and did a section of the TransAmerican Trail here in Virginia and West Virginia. Nothing really hard or technical. Most of it was hard paved roads but still a very scenic drive. I did find a great section of road (Rt. 55) right on the VA/WVA border that I will explore further.
    Looking more like a possible second trip to Maine and the North Maine Woods this year again in September. Looking like the week of Labor Day at this point. Will just have to see what shakes out.
    Truck took a bit of a beating on last trip to NMW. Shop today for a checkout and alignment. A little out of speck but good to go now. What are the chances of heading back to Maine and NMW in September?
    Returned safely from the wilderness of Maine yesterday. Drove almost 500 miles inside of the NMW at an average speed of maybe 30mph. Truck took a beating!
    PBDNavigate
    PBDNavigate
    Went in at 20 Mile Checkpoint. Drove all the way through to Allagash Checkpoint. Came back in at St. Francis and exited at 6 Mile Checkpoint. Camped at Hurricane Stream first night. Spider Lake second night. West Twin Brooke #1 third and fourth night. Stayed at some site near exit checkpoint fifth night. Drove a bunch of different roads in between. Would have to research the specific ones.
    Maggie1128
    Maggie1128
    Thanks for the info
    PBDNavigate
    PBDNavigate
    It was all in the North Maine Woods. www.northmainewoods.org

    If you have never been there checkout this guys video. It really shows what it is like. I was doing a similar exploration trip. It was my second year. Planning on going back next year also. Have barley scratched the surface of that place.

    Heading (hopefully)for the North Maine Woods on Friday after work. Hope to overnight in Augusta, ME on Saturday. Enter NMW at Twenty Mile Checkpoint on Sunday and exit NMW at Allagash Checkpoint on Thursday. Hope to be back in VA on Saturday. Always Forward!
  • Loading…
  • Loading…
  • Loading…
  • Loading…