Ohiopyle: Ohiopyle Campground and Fallingwater

For some time I’ve been yearning to visit Fallingwater, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces.¬† Since it is about 4 hours drive from where we live in Virginia, we planned a weekend around it, deciding to see the house on Sunday, and camping overnight nearby at Ohiopyle State Park Campground¬†the previous night. Ohiopyle We arrived […]

Dolly Sods Wilderness: Dolly Sods North Loop Day 2 – Part 3

Continued from Day 2 Part 2 Going up the hill, the grassy meadows stretched far, dotted with spruce and other trees. The sky was overcast for most of the day and the temperature was perfect for hiking. The cloudy sky was deceptive, though, and we skipped putting on sunscreen in the morning. The result later […]

Dolly Sods Wilderness: Lions Head Loop Day 2 – Part 2

Continued from Day 2 Part 1 The moist forest was home to various mushrooms. Yellow Patches I believe this is a Yellow Patches, Orange Amanita, or Amanita flavoconia, mushroom. These mushrooms grow June-November and are not edible. However, it was a bit difficult to identify the mushroom for certain because it is not fully grown […]

Dolly Sods Wilderness: Lions Head Loop Day 1 – Part 2

Continued from Part 1 There was more interesting plant life along the trail. Tawny Cotton Grass Tawny Cotton Grass, or Eriophorum virginicum, is a member of the Sedge Family (Cyperaceae). It grows throughout eastern North America and some places in western Canada in bogs and wet meadows. It flowers June to September. Because Dolly Sods […]