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Old 11-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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West Virginia Routes

Completely new to posting GPS routes, so hope this goes well. Since I lived a large part of my life in West Virginia, I know a few roads with great twisties, beautiful scenery. I don't have any pictures but will give a little information about the route that I will be posting. All will be in GPX format, and they can easily be converted to other formats via the internet. Just Google what format you want to convert to. I am sure most poeple already know this. It is really neat to convert and view them in Google Earth.

The first GPX file will be an approximately 131 mile ride using mostly back roads from Marlinton, West Virginia. It has very little two lane and is mostly one lane blacktop with some gravel. As stated earlier the first one starts in Marlinton, WV and ends in the community where I lived as a child until adulthood. My roots run deep in those parts, and if you see somebody around Dawson, chances are we are related or they know me. Everybody from West Virginia are related, lol

A couple things to look for and do on the route. First be very careful, especially on the one lane blacktop road from Alderson over Bennett Mountain. People fly on that road, and there are many blind corners and it could get nasty. On the way to Lewisburg, considering you leave from Marlinton and not reverse from Dawson to Marlinton, you will go close by Blue Bend State Park on Anthony Creek, a tributary of the Greenbrier River. You will cross the Greenbrier a few times also. Lewisburg is a nice town to visit, and the route takes you through there. Many historical markers and such to read, and old buildings are there also. If you are there in mid to late August the State fair will be going on near Lewisburg in Fairlea. As you are going through Blue Sulpher Springs, you will see the remains of an old Spring House with huge columns just sitting in a field. There once was a hotel which was the equivalent to the Greenbrier Hotel, in White Sulpher Springs, WV, but was burned down after changing hands numerous time during the Civil War. There is a campsite and restaurant/gas station, as well as a small inn at Dawon next to I-64.
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