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Old 07-29-2009, 12:15 AM
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GWNF - Trail Run to Flagpole

Me and my buddy with an expedition Tahoe headed out to the George Washington National Forest this past weekend. This particular trail is one of my favorites I've ever ran. This is actually my 4th time to the top of flagpole, but every time it gets better and better.

The trail itself is just perfect as well. It offers a challenge, while not being so challenging that you're likely to break something.

3 hour drive to the trail head:




Rock ledges


Overgrown trails




The stone house... rumor has it that it was built by a deserter from one of the wars. I can't remember which, but I believe it was the Civil war.


Stop for lunch at meadow knob:


Nothings better than some good brats out in the middle of nowhere.


More rocks:




A hill climb where a Jeep was having some issues. We waited, and he eventually made it up.




Flagpole Knob... you guys from TECORE probably remember this place:




The view was just amazing. The nearest homes are about 20 miles away.




This tree must have been ancient, it was about 8 feet in diameter.


One last muddy stretch before heading home:


This provided some interesting challenges... as you can see, the mud was extremely sticky and thus, quite slippery...


Headin home.


This is the same general area that we will be traveling and camping on for the first night of TECORE II...
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The lunchtime view from meadow knob...

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Very nice. Good idea to pre-run.

Is that the Tahoe guy from ExPo?



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Nice pics James. Looks like you had some fun.
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I have been camping on the West Virginia side of Flagpole. The trail I took was nothing but gravel road off the the right of the trail that you are on. Awesome place. About 30 minutes from where I go to college.
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Is that the Tahoe guy from ExPo?
Yeppers. We realized we lived only 20 minutes apart.

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I have been camping on the West Virginia side of Flagpole. The trail I took was nothing but gravel road off the the right of the trail that you are on.
Do you know the FS road number? I looked on my maps, and I don't see any roads that are too close. The closest would be down by one of the reservoirs in the valley below, does that sound accurate?
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Very cool Looks like fun
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Very nice! No pics of the abandoned Heep? I can't wait for TECORE II!!!

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