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Sunday, July 28, 2013

All Aboard!!!!

High Falls of the Cheat River

Friday morning we were all excited about our train ride to the "Back Country" of West Virginia to see the High Falls of the Cheat River.



All Aboard!!!! We boarded the train in Elkins, WV. It was an electric locomotive built in the early 1900's. The route took us into an area that was not accessible except by foot or train.


The scenery was magnificent!! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!



The "Rhododendron" also known as Mountain Laurel to the natives was still blooming in the high country.

It is the state flower of West Virginia. Just beautiful!!

View from the train as we cross a high bridge over the Slatyfork of the Cheat River.

A small rapid on the river.

On the train.....


The High Falls of the Cheat River.......nature's beauty at it's finest!! Thank you Lord for the beauty of the earth. Your creation is spectacular!! What joy it brings me to see you in the trees and river



The falls were truly the highlight of the trip.

A much quieter, reflective ride on the way home. It was a great way to spend my birthday. More adventures in the Wild, Wonderful State to follow!!


Happy Trails,

Mtn Mama



  1. How beautiful, and you look great. Glad to see you had a wonderful time.

  2. Thanks for such wonderful pictures. Glad you were able to have such a fun adventure with family on your birthday. I LOVE waterfalls and know that this would be at the top of my list were I ever to visit WV.


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