What's a single fellow to do over the holidays, with relatively warm weather? ROAD TRIP!
Just got back from a 1000 mile 3-day road trip cruising the Western VA mountains and WV. Since everything was closed for Thanksgiving, and a few attractions in WV closed in October, I used this trip to scout out places to visit later, as well as checking out the roads in WV. It seems you can hardly go wrong, since a lot of Eastern WV roads hop over around 3 mountain ranges, but unfortunately WV DOT must send a gravel truck out to litter 'bout 10% of the curves to hold motorcyclists in check. Coulda had a lot more fun if not for those pesky gravel traps!
Rode to the top of Snowshoe and had lunch, did a bit of shopping, and watched the kids play in the (made) snow. The 6 mile road to Snowshoe Resort wasn't a bad little ride in itself, and the view from the resort is fantastic. You're about a mile up, overlooking a large valley, with another mountain range of equal height not too far in the distance. Unfortunately, their website has no pix. They really ought to have one overlooking the valley!
Looks like an interesting place to get a gang to rent a condo and use as a base for exploring the roads in the area?
Anywho...if you're looking for a nice weekend getaway this summer, check out the roads in eastern WV. A few places I plan on visiting this summer when I have more time to spend (and they're open)! Be sure to go to the last link and request their information for Motorcycle Touring. I picked up one brochure at a visitor center which has 4 different ride loops of the area.
For you campers, I rode through Watoga State Park, and it looks like a great place with lots of amenities.
Green Bank Radio Observatory
Cass Scenic Railroad
New River Gorge Bridge
Pocahontas County WV
Pocahontas County WV Info Request (Motorcycle Touring)
Watoga State Park