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An Appalachian Hipcamp Road Trip: Atop a WV Mountain, Rain or Shine

Next we went to a campsite above the Greenbrier State Forest.

We met our host Joshua at the bottom and followed him up the nerve wracking drive to the top.

You can tell I was focusing intently as I forced my little Honda Insight up the steep incline.

We survived. Although the weather was misty and a little chilly. 

We took the short walk up to our campsite to set up camp. 

Meadow doesn't always like wearing backpacks, but I love when she's willing to hike in with her sleeping bag.

We'd picked up some take out Mexican in a town on the road in. Yuengling and some Mexican classics. It just seemed right.

After dinner we explored the area. The camp host, Joshua mentioned there were old logging trails we could take along the property. 

This site is called Mountaintop Solitude. We really did feel all alone up here atop West Virginia.


We saw these bug nests on a lot of the trees.

Great Greenbrier Getaway Hipcamp

Great Greenbrier Getaway Hipcamp
One of the paths brought us down to a creek. 

She insisted on pulling me along.

When we found the creek Meadow was happy to play hockey scotch again 

This area reminded me of High Cliff in Wisconsin.

Spring was just starting up here. 

The sun didn't peak out again, but that was just fine with us.


Joshua gave us some recommendations for shops in town, but the drive up the mountain kept us in place.

We retired to our tent early and read books and other things.


Lewisburg From Atop Greenbrier State Forest
Before bed I saw that nearby Lewisburg was glowing off in the distance.

Day 5

The ride back down the mountain was easier than going up. 

Great Greenbrier Getaway Hipcamp
You could say it was kind of fun.

While we were waiting for Joshua and his family I explored the hiking trails in the state forest. I like that there were signs of suggested exercises.

We then decided to have our breakfast in the picnic area.

Greenbrier State Forest Picnic Shelter
Meadow helped with the pancakes until she realized there was a playground.

Greenbrier State Forest


After breakfast I wanted to stop in nearby Sulfur Springs to see the Greenbrier Resort. It's been here since 1778! I would have loved to go inside, but we were a little muddy from our stay in the mountain.

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