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Old 01-05-2011, 02:53 PM   #16
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Hütte Restaurant, Helvetia, WV

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Someone, please step up for calling in reservations for...
Sunday Brunch reservations for the Hutte in Helvetia.
I won't leave WVa without a departure brunch at the Hutte
If I owned a cell phone I would step up myself.
http://www.chow.com/restaurants/395737/helvetia-hutte-restaurant
Be hungry.


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Hütte Restaurant, Helvetia, WV






http://helvetiawv.com/index.html

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a Burke's Garden run will be funnest.
http://www.virginia.org/site/description.asp?attrid=15134


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Burke's Garden is a geologic bowl about two hours west of Roanoke, VA
Burke's Garden could be a volcano crater or an ancient lake bed.
Millions of years ago it did lie beneath an ocean.
Most of the rocks are of marine origin.
The drip of water on limestone ultimately formed the 20,000-acre bowl.
Burke's Garden has been settled since 1754.
About 250 people live in the valley.

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:38 PM   #17
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:58 PM   #18
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Tentatively in.

Won't be arriving until dinner Saturday if I can make it though.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:04 PM   #19
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:39 PM   #20
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Streetview of Marlinton Motor Inn and Marlinton

Google Maps Coordinates: 38.26564,-80.092102

http://tinyurl.com/2froocn







Going south toward Marlinton:
Rite Aid at intersection of Campbell Rd,
Farther down a Dollar Store, Sunoco Station.
At intersection of Rt 39 and Rt 219 in town is a Subway with adjacent gas station.



Internet photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17103730@N00/968281621

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bernard-pics/968281381/

Edray to the North:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bernard...7601129820082/

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BEST RIDES IN WEST VIRGINIA


Highland Scenic Highway :
The Highland Scenic Highway is a beautiful corridor through the National Forest.
This National Forest Scenic Byway extends 43 miles from Richwood to US Route 219, seven miles north of Marlinton.
This road cannot be missed. All mountain-top with views that go on for ever. Map:

US 219 :
Robert C. Byrd Scenic Highway: US 219 traverses this State from the border with Maryland to the opposite South West corner.
Curves are sweeping and showcase mountain vistas in the distance.
While traveling on US 219, you'll experience the Cheat Mountain area, Lewisburg and Elkins.
If you go as far south as Hillsboro, you'll be rewarded with some twisty roads nearing perfection.

US 50 - George Washington Highway:
53 miles starting at Grafton, WV
head east on US 50 through the most western tip of Maryland and
continue on to the small West Virginia town of Mount Storm where
highway 50 and WV Route 42 intersect.

Beckley, West Virginia Coal Mine Area
183 mile loop.
This ride starts just south-west of Beckley, WV and ends in nearby Sandy Springs.
The route has a lot of nice curves that will require your attention,
as-well-as plenty of gently curving scenic sections and a few good
straight-aways that let you relax and allow you to fully enjoy the road. Directions
Hwy 15 between Sutton & Valley Head Tight turns give way to long
sweepers as the road skirts Monongahela National Forest,
with amazing scenery the entire way.
Hwy 16 between the I-79 interchange and Belva.
This is a fun twisty road that follows along the Elk River.

RT 20 between Diana & Buckhannon
Jump off of 15 at Diana to travel up and down the mountains on Rt 20. Lots of twists & turns with switchbacks and elevation changes. Just before French Creek stop for a break at the West Virginia Wildlife Center. The link above will take you to Thunder Roads Magazine where they did a write up of this fun road.

Hwy 66 East of Snowshoe Mt.
Challenging twists and curves and beautiful scenery.

from

http://www.touringdepot.com/mcwestvirginia.html





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Old 01-05-2011, 06:00 PM   #21
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Candi and I are tentatively in, got a few things to work on before I can be a definite attendee.

Man, that sounds nice. Attendee. Sounds so much better than organizer. Gotta love it

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Old 01-05-2011, 06:45 PM   #22
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I'm always ready for a party. Especially when it falls on my birthday.... ill be there.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:05 PM   #24
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What it should say is that MarliNton was founded by Jacob Marlin and Steve Sewell. Sewell lived inside of a tree. The entire town is in the floodplain. Every time it rains the town floods. It's residents refuse to move to a higher elevation because that's not where their forefathers settled; plus FEMA rebuilds the town every 10 years. There is a Dairy Queen. There is a hospital, but you should avoid it and go to Elkins. The town's sole purpose is to collect and spend tax dollars.

I'm probably in, except for the Helvitia part. Let me know if I can assist you with any local information.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:18 PM   #25
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:39 PM   #26
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The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Greenbank

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Greenbank

West Virginia is a paradise for motorcyclists and nature lovers.

The one attraction that stands out is not a scene of nature on our planet.
It deals with the beauty in space.

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Greenbank
operates the world's largest fully steerable single aperture antenna.
This picture shows workers cleaning snow from the dish. (small black dots)

http://www.gb.nrao.edu/images/scrapingsnow.jpg
This is a very large picture. Displaying it here would distort this thread.

It can also be viewed here:
http://www.gb.nrao.edu/

The pictures in the NRAO Image Gallery are stunning:
http://images.nrao.edu/

An image of the remnant of a supernova.
http://images.nrao.edu/images/3c58_lo.jpg


No expenses. No admission fee.
Your visit starts with a presentation in an auditorium in the Visitors' Center.

Then you will board a bus and be given a tour.
I stopped by last year and found it to be most memorable.

Three ways to get to Greenbank Observatory:
http://tinyurl.com/34maos4
Route number 3 is most interesting. A little more than 36.8 miles
and passes near the Cass Railroad.

Links:
http://www.gb.nrao.edu/

http://www.cv.nrao.edu/



A description of the telescope is here:
http://www.gb.nrao.edu/gbt/index.shtml

Movies of the Moon:
http://www.gb.nrao.edu/gbt/moonmovies.shtml

Map of Area Attractions:
http://tinyurl.com/2eulm5y

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Old 01-06-2011, 01:33 AM   #27
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I'm always ready for a party. Especially when it falls on my birthday.... ill be there.
A birfday always brings out the best in the ADV community.

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Old 01-06-2011, 04:13 AM   #29
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Speaking of, If anyone is interested in flycasting lessons let me know.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:14 AM   #30
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OK, I'll be the first "Steve" to sign up. I'm in. Probably will camp so I need to make some shower arrangements


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