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EXPERIENCES
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CHARLIE KAHLE
emember the old animal, vegetable, mineral
game? First you determined " Is it animal,
vegetable or mineral? " Then came a lot (lot,
lot) of other questions that could only be answered
with yes or no. It was like eating sugar
grain by grain.
Maybe you've played this game during
the pandemic. Maybe not. By now, you may have had
enough of the word games, the puzzles, the Zooming,
and be itching for an adventure, a real going-someplace
outdoor adventure. Well, here are some suggestions. Using
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral as a basis, we've compiled
a state-by-state list of outdoor activities. You don't even
have to ask a gazillion questions.
WEST VIRGINIA
Animal - Does it sky-dance over Hanging Rock Raptor
Observatory at Gap Mills? A bird with a six-foot wingspan
is hard to imagine until an eagle soars over you. Fast
and agile, golden and bald eagles are North America's
largest raptors. The place to observe the autumn raptor
migration is from the porches of a little observatory balanced
atop Peters Mountain. Volunteer counters usually
spot an average 250 bald eagles and 50 goldens during
the September through mid-November migration. A
mile hike along the ridge leads to the observatory and
its 50-mile views.
ABOVE: West Virginia's Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory at
Gap Mills is a great place to see a bald eagle (left inset).
LEFT: Virginia's Channels Natural Area Preserve, over-used of
late, is great for a mid-week visit to the Channels formation.
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