When I stopped to take this photo there had been dazzling rain all day.
I love to travel back roads, driving slow, winding along through the country side. Taking in the feel of the land and the people who live there. Noticing their mailboxes, old barns, and flowers in the front yards. This photo shows my favorite route from my home to Cacapon State Park in West Virginia, over Sleepy Creek Mountain. The mountain forms a border between Morgan and Berkeley counties with its highest point at 1,905 feet. This area is a good example of the Appalachian Ridge-and-Valley Province with its uplifted ridges such as Sleepy Creek Mountain. I’ve even found some fossils from the Devonian Era up on this ridge.
The mountains have been logged extensively and now many of the slopes are farmland. It is easy to get lost because the roads aren’t always on the maps which keep the timid traveler away. One thing about some of our back roads is that you can stop, take a photo and not get side swiped or honked at. There is virtually no traffic, no gas station, no fast food places, just lots of scenic beauty.
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