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Ohhhhh.... Fudge!

If you recognize the line from "A Christmas Story", then you'll immediately understand the predicament we found ourselves in this morning!


We got up early to hike the Flatrock/Roaring Plains area of Dolly Sods Wilderness. We wanted to get out early since the forecast for the afternoon/evening was rain and thunderstorms. We had a fantastic hike along the North Prong Trail. Afterwards we decided to drive the rest of Dolly Sods Road up to Bear Rocks.


The road was in really rough shape from the winter, and we managed to hit a sharp stone in a pothole and busted our tire wide open. Adam grumbled about the tire and I took photos while he worked on getting it changed.


I even put the circular polarizer on for this lovely scene of Adam changing the flat. I figured the addition of a filter makes it almost like real photography.


This shot is along the main road through Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. If you're ever in this part of West Virginia, don't miss Dolly Sods. It's a high mountain plateau. You drive up a very steep, winding road - but once you get to the top the terrain is relatively flat and plain-like for about ten miles across the mountaintop. The climate, animal-life and vegetation are more like Canada than the mid-Atlantic. It's a beautiful place to hike, backpack, or get an annoying flat tire. :-)

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Taken on May 3, 2008