That's it. Drink. Bring at least two 30 packs of beer for one weekend. Begin drinking as soon as you get there...continue until you're the last one still awake. Get some sleep, wake up, then within ten minutes crack open your first beer. Continue drinking non-stop until Sunday morning. Put beer down. Pray and thank the Lord for letting you have fun in the forest. Pack up and go home.
As you drive the winding forestry roads you'll sometimes come across scenic overlooks. The ones off the dirt roads overlooking the Potomac River are the best.
Props to Scraps for the photo.
Somewhere in the forest (I'll have to check the GPS coordinates) there's a cool tunnel. I believe it was a train tunnel leading to Paw Paw, West Virginia.
At some point in the trip Hambone fraks out and attacks a fellow camper. When he tackled Sarge, Sarge jabbed his knife in his ribs...when he attacked Stump, Stump threatened to put his cigarette out in Ham's eye...when he attacked Keith they both fell into the fire.
Dress Code: Clothes that can afford to be burned.
West Virginia is a very cool place to visit. That being said you should follow all state laws and use common sense. A lot of the citizens, especially in the more rural areas, are armed and do not take kindly to solicitors and trespassers. This tip may seem silly but if you pull into someones driveway at midnight expect the worst. My buddy's father sold insurance door to door in Paw Paw, WV and was shot at on several ocassionbs because he strolled down the wrong driveway.
I was driving past one of the farms off Orleans Road when I saw a scene similar to "Wheat Field with Crows" by Vincent Van Gogh. It was a stark yet poignant image. I took the photo as fast as I could so I could capture the comparison.
I added a link below to the "Wheat Fields with Crows". Supposedly it was one of the last paintings Vincent did before committing suicide. It's probably my favourite photo. Surreal.
In the middle of the forest stands last remains of a house. Some of the stone foundation remains but remarkably the chimney stands tall. I imagine the rest of the house was a simple structure made of wood. Maybe a big bad wolf stopped by. Cool to look at and there are some funny stories surrounding this chimney.