Finishing 50 States—Long Point Trail and on to Louisville

Our rafting clothes did not dry overnight in the truck. I started my day off with a damp hiking shirt and even damper sneakers. This morning we went off to hike the Long Point Trail, a 3.2 mile loop that offers an awesome view of the New River Gorge Bridge. It was a Monday, so … Continue reading Finishing 50 States—Long Point Trail and on to Louisville

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Finishing 50 States—West Virginia Whitewater Rafting

Katie has been trying to convince me to go whitewater rafting for weeks. She insists that it’s a positively benign undertaking and not the river deathtrap I envision it to be. After both reading positive reviews and viewing some harrowing videotape footage (big mistake) we decided to just speak to the rafting office after we … Continue reading Finishing 50 States—West Virginia Whitewater Rafting

Finishing 50 States—West Virginia Hills & Valleys

It was that time again—getting back on the road. This trip would bring me to my final 4 states in the 50 states by the age of 30 challenge that I have been undertaking with my girlfriend since our first big trip 4 ½ years ago. We needed to cover West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri and … Continue reading Finishing 50 States—West Virginia Hills & Valleys