Dolly Sods, West Virginia - Thumbnails
These are pictures of my May 2004 backpack trip to the Dolly Sods Wilderness, in West Virginia.
It's easy to get lost in this area, especially since many of the junctions are poorly marked and many of the maps are wrong. If you hike it, I suggest that you take a GPS with you. Here is a set of waypoints (please rename from "Dolly Sods.txt" to "Dolly Sods.gpx" and use with ExpertGPS or EasyGPS or many other programs); the junction letters correspond roughly with that used in the "Dolly Sods Area" section of the Montagahela National Forest Hiking Guide (except that I sometimes doubled the letters for the junctions in their upper map). As far as possible, my waypoints are derived from my hike; but a few are derived from maps or other sources. Here is an overview map with marked junctions; the map is based on the very fine work of the Dolly Sods Mapping Project people.
Click the screen on the right for a short Dolly Sods video.
To see all the pictures in sequence, click the first picture (or here) and then just keep clicking the right-arrow for the next picture.
Click here for automated slide show.