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United States : West Virginia

3.2 miles (5.2 km) SE of Trainer, Greenbrier, WV, USA
Approx. altitude: 942 m (3090 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 100°E

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#2: A view from the confluence point #3: The Allegheny Mountain trail.  WV's on the left; VA's on the right. #4: Lots and lots of fungus... #5: Lake Sherwood, WV - less than a mile from the confluence

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#1: My GPS display at the confluence point

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

06-Aug-2000 -- This pretty forest confluence lies just 300 feet from the ridge of the Allegheny Mountains, which forms the boundary between West Virginia and Virginia. Fortunately it's a relatively easy hike from the Lake Sherwood recreation area (see photo 5), which is reached by a paved road from the small town of Neola, WV.

From Lake Sherwood, I took the Virginia Trail (trail #685), which climbs about 400 feet to the ridgeline of Allegheny Mountains to the east. I then turned left onto the Allegheny Mountain Trail (trail #611), following the ridgeline. At this point, West Virginia lies on the left; Virginia on the right (see photo 3). The Allegheny Mountain trail passes just 300 feet to the right of the confluence, which is easily reached down a gently slope of thinly-spaced trees.

The effects of this year's unusually wet east-coast summer were clearly visible throughout the forest, with lots of fungus thriving (see photo 4).


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#1: My GPS display at the confluence point
#2: A view from the confluence point
#3: The Allegheny Mountain trail. WV's on the left; VA's on the right.
#4: Lots and lots of fungus...
#5: Lake Sherwood, WV - less than a mile from the confluence
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