I visited Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia, for the first time today to take in the seasonal autumn color change. The gorgeousness blew me away. Oh my goodness! The drive itself was even beautiful as it the fog provided the best backdrop to all of the fall color. The drive took me about 2 1/2 hours and I visited all of the main lookouts in awe. So beautiful! It was so breathtaking that part of me wanted to pull out a blanket, some apple cider and just drink in the beauty of what I was witnessing, but the photographer in me won out so I’d have memories to last a lifetime. I am known for this even on my tropical vacations! If you see everyone relaxing on the beach, but one silly person running around with camera gear, a ball cap and sneakers, well that might just be me! 😉
I took the Elakala Trail to visit the Elakala Falls. When I got there I was all alone but there was a group hot on my heels and I was only there for about five minutes by myself. I didn’t want to be in anyone’s way, so I ventured down to the secondary falls which was a bit more of a hike but waaaay too much fun. Hey, I like a challenge… I spent a good amount of time photographing there and made my way back up to my Jeep.
One last stop on my visit to WV for the day. Time to venture on to Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in Elkins, WV and Bear Rocks Trail. I was blown away by the majestic beauty. Driving is too much fun on a narrow, gravel road for about five miles and in a Jeep you can’t ask for more! I was greeted by a sea of trees that showed their autumn glory all ablaze in yellow. Bear Rocks Trail is so much fun to hike up on the rocks and see nothing but the sky and a beautiful valley out as far as the eye can see. It was truly a peaceful way to spend the afternoon snapping away at all of these beautiful sights. Fall is amazing in WV!