The call of the open road is upon me, though I sit here in front of the keyboard, editing, editing, and dreaming of faraway heights such as these along the crest of the Allegheny Front at Dolly Sods, West Virginia.


Family Vacation: Dolly Sods Long Hike

It’s been a week and sore feelings have faded, so I’ll finish sharing our final adventure from our family vacation. 

After the short “adventures” we took with babies and squeezed in before dinner, I was eager to do something longer a bit more challenging/tiring. 

We found a trail map of the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area and picked a couple of them that would make a loop. 

In total, we hiked a little more than 11 miles. I was super proud of us for navigating the trails. Sure they were pretty well maintained, but there were a couple of places where we had to rely on cairns to figure out where the trail went. We also made a few of our own for other hikers. BROTHERHOOD OF THE HIKERS.

It was fantastically amazing to get out for a couple of hours with my husband. It was nice to get away from the kid-comparing and complaining about not having freedom. (To people who are trying to conceive. Thanks for being sensitive.)

Little did I know, there was jealousy brewing back at our cabin because of our absence. Thankfully, I still have fond feelings of this hike (SURPRISE WATERFALL!!).