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Dolly Sods and Roaring Plains, West Virginia

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Dolly Sods and Roaring Plains are adjoining areas of incomparable beauty in the eastern highlands of West Virginia, along the Allegheny Front. They are comprised are high plateaus above 4000 ft. and steep-walled stream valleys. The area was originally covered with a thick spruce forest but was aggressively logged in the early 20th century (and bombed for practice during World War II.) Today the area is dominated by broad plains covered with heath and grasses, with many bogs. Hardwoods dominate the lower elevations but the spruce forest is coming back at higher elevations. The area is also host to some of the bitterest weather in the eastern United States. Winters typically bring several feet of snow, extremely low temperatures and nearly unremitant wind. For a more complete and beautiful photographic collection from Dolly Sods, Roaring Plains, and other areas of the Allegheny highlands, see Jonathan Jessup's site at http://www.jonathanjessup.com/index.php
Table Rock Sunrise 1.jpg
Table Rock Sunrise 1.jpg
Bear Rocks N Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks N Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks Alligator Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks Alligator Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks 4 Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks 4 Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks 3 Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks 3 Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks Crevice 2 Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks Crevice 2 Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks Crevice Fall 2014.jpg
Bear Rocks Crevice Fall 2014.jpg
Blueberry and Spruce.jpg
Blueberry and Spruce.jpg
Dolly Sods Hillside 1 Crop.jpg
Dolly Sods Hillside 1 Crop.jpg
Dolly Sods Hillside Pano 1.jpg
Dolly Sods Hillside Pano 1.jpg
Douglas Falls 1.jpg
Douglas Falls 1.jpg
Lindy Point 2 Fall 2014.jpg
Lindy Point 2 Fall 2014.jpg
Lindy Point 1 Fall 2014.jpg
Lindy Point 1 Fall 2014.jpg
Elakala 2 Foam Swirls.jpg
Elakala 2 Foam Swirls.jpg
Elakala Falls 1210.jpg
Elakala Falls 1210.jpg
Lindy Point Fall 2.jpg
Lindy Point Fall 2.jpg
Hillside Maple Dolly Sods North.jpg
Hillside Maple Dolly Sods North.jpg
Maple and Featherduster.jpg
Maple and Featherduster.jpg
Dolly Sods Fall Mixture.jpg
Dolly Sods Fall Mixture.jpg
Hilltop Maple Dolly Sods North.jpg
Hilltop Maple Dolly Sods North.jpg
Bear Rocks Sunrise Dolly Sods North.jpg
Bear Rocks Sunrise Dolly Sods North.jpg
Bear Rocks Sunrise.jpg
Bear Rocks Sunrise.jpg
Red Creek Tributary Falls.jpg
Red Creek Tributary Falls.jpg
Waterfall in a Blanket BW.jpg
Waterfall in a Blanket BW.jpg
Waterfall in a Blanket Color.jpg
Waterfall in a Blanket Color.jpg
Elakala Winter 2.jpg
Elakala Winter 2.jpg
Elakala Winter 1.jpg
Elakala Winter 1.jpg
Below Elakala Falls 2.jpg
Below Elakala Falls 2.jpg
Shays Run Tumble.jpg
Shays Run Tumble.jpg
Shays Run Cathedral.jpg
Shays Run Cathedral.jpg
Shays Run Fall 12.jpg
Shays Run Fall 12.jpg
Shays Run Brink of Elakala 3.jpg
Shays Run Brink of Elakala 3.jpg
Shays Run Plunge Brink.jpg
Shays Run Plunge Brink.jpg
Lindy Point Fall 1.jpg
Lindy Point Fall 1.jpg
Swirl Elakala Falls 2.jpg
Swirl Elakala Falls 2.jpg
Table Rock 7 Crop 1.jpg
Table Rock 7 Crop 1.jpg
Table Rock 7.jpg
Table Rock 7.jpg
Table Rock 6b Crop.jpg
Table Rock 6b Crop.jpg
Table Rock 6a.jpg
Table Rock 6a.jpg
Table Rock 5 Crop.jpg
Table Rock 5 Crop.jpg
Table Rock 5.jpg
Table Rock 5.jpg
Table Rock 3 Crop.jpg
Table Rock 3 Crop.jpg
Table Rock 3.jpg
Table Rock 3.jpg
Table Rock Fall Morning.jpg
Table Rock Fall Morning.jpg
Table Rock Blueberry 2.jpg
Table Rock Blueberry 2.jpg
Table Rock Blueberry 1.jpg
Table Rock Blueberry 1.jpg
Fog Canaan Mountain Road 3.jpg
Fog Canaan Mountain Road 3.jpg
Fog Canaan Mountain Road 2.jpg
Fog Canaan Mountain Road 2.jpg
Fog Canaan Mountain Road 1.jpg
Fog Canaan Mountain Road 1.jpg
Falls Gap Falls 1 Crop.jpg
Falls Gap Falls 1 Crop.jpg
Falls Gap Falls 1.jpg
Falls Gap Falls 1.jpg
Williams River Autumn 5b Crop.jpg
Williams River Autumn 5b Crop.jpg
Williams River Autumn 5b.jpg
Williams River Autumn 5b.jpg
Williams River Autumn 2.jpg
Williams River Autumn 2.jpg
Williams River Autumn 5.jpg
Williams River Autumn 5.jpg
Williams River Autumn 4.jpg
Williams River Autumn 4.jpg
Williams River Autumn 3.jpg
Williams River Autumn 3.jpg
Williams River Autumn 2.jpg
Williams River Autumn 2.jpg
Williams River Autumn 1.jpg
Williams River Autumn 1.jpg
Middle Fork evening pano 4.jpg
Middle Fork evening pano 4.jpg
Middle Fork evening pano 2.jpg
Middle Fork evening pano 2.jpg
Middle Fork evening pano1.jpg
Middle Fork evening pano1.jpg
Middle Fork evening single 1.jpg
Middle Fork evening single 1.jpg
Lower Falls Hills Creek.jpg
Lower Falls Hills Creek.jpg
Lower Falls Hills Creek single sun 2.jpg
Lower Falls Hills Creek single sun 2.jpg
Lower Falls Hills Creek single sun.jpg
Lower Falls Hills Creek single sun.jpg
Lower Falls Hills Creek Pano 1.jpg
Lower Falls Hills Creek Pano 1.jpg
Lower Falls Hills Creek single.jpg
Lower Falls Hills Creek single.jpg
Autumn Reflection Hills Creek Pond.jpg
Autumn Reflection Hills Creek Pond.jpg
Water-shield Hills Creek Pond.jpg
Water-shield Hills Creek Pond.jpg
Autumn Hills Creek Pond.jpg
Autumn Hills Creek Pond.jpg
Autumn Ferns Hills Creek Pond.jpg
Autumn Ferns Hills Creek Pond.jpg
Best Seat in the Forest.jpg
Best Seat in the Forest.jpg
Cranberry Glades 5 Clearing Fog.jpg
Cranberry Glades 5 Clearing Fog.jpg
Cranberry Glades 3 Crop.jpg
Cranberry Glades 3 Crop.jpg
Cranberry Glades 3 Sun Burns Through.jpg
Cranberry Glades 3 Sun Burns Through.jpg
Cranberry Glades AM 1.jpg
Cranberry Glades AM 1.jpg
Shays Run Cascade 1.jpg
Shays Run Cascade 1.jpg
Elakala Falls 1110 P1.jpg
Elakala Falls 1110 P1.jpg
Blackwater Canyon Pendleton 3.jpg
Blackwater Canyon Pendleton 3.jpg
Blackwater Canyon Pendleton 2.jpg
Blackwater Canyon Pendleton 2.jpg
Blackwater Canyon Pendleton 1.jpg
Blackwater Canyon Pendleton 1.jpg
Lindy Point Storm Approaching.jpg
Lindy Point Storm Approaching.jpg
Douglas Base 40.jpg
Douglas Base 40.jpg
Douglas Fals Left.jpg
Douglas Fals Left.jpg
Pendleton 1 Right 1.jpg
Pendleton 1 Right 1.jpg
Pendleton 1 Left 1.jpg
Pendleton 1 Left 1.jpg
Blackwater Base Far 24 BW2.jpg
Blackwater Base Far 24 BW2.jpg
Blackwater Base Far 24 BW.jpg
Blackwater Base Far 24 BW.jpg
Blackwater Deck 47 2.jpg
Blackwater Deck 47 2.jpg
Blackwater Base Far 45.jpg
Blackwater Base Far 45.jpg
Blackwater Base Far 24.jpg
Blackwater Base Far 24.jpg
Blackwater Base Close 55.jpg
Blackwater Base Close 55.jpg
Blackwater Base Close 24.jpg
Blackwater Base Close 24.jpg
Red Creek Falls Lower 1.jpg
Red Creek Falls Lower 1.jpg
Red Creek Falls Middle 2.jpg
Red Creek Falls Middle 2.jpg
Red Creek Falls Middle 1.jpg
Red Creek Falls Middle 1.jpg
Red Creek Upper Falls 3.jpg
Red Creek Upper Falls 3.jpg
Red Creek Falls Upper 1.jpg
Red Creek Falls Upper 1.jpg
Red Creek Trib 2 Lower 2.jpg
Red Creek Trib 2 Lower 2.jpg
Red Creek Trib 2 Lower 1.jpg
Red Creek Trib 2 Lower 1.jpg
Red CreekTrib 1 Upper 1.jpg
Red CreekTrib 1 Upper 1.jpg
Red Creek Trib 1 Lower 1.jpg
Red Creek Trib 1 Lower 1.jpg
Elakala Falls  1110 1.jpg
Elakala Falls 1110 1.jpg
Shays Run 4 Upper.jpg
Shays Run 4 Upper.jpg
Shays Run 3+ 2 Crop.jpg
Shays Run 3+ 2 Crop.jpg
Shays Run 3+ 2.jpg
Shays Run 3+ 2.jpg
Shays Run 3+ 1.jpg
Shays Run 3+ 1.jpg
Shays Run 3 1 Crop 3.jpg
Shays Run 3 1 Crop 3.jpg
Shays Run 3 1 Crop 2.jpg
Shays Run 3 1 Crop 2.jpg
Shays Run 3 1 Crop 1.jpg
Shays Run 3 1 Crop 1.jpg
Shays Run 3 1 Full.jpg
Shays Run 3 1 Full.jpg
Shays Run 2 3.jpg
Shays Run 2 3.jpg
Shays Run 2 2.jpg
Shays Run 2 2.jpg
Shays Run 2 1.jpg
Shays Run 2 1.jpg
Falls of Elakala 2 Single.jpg
Falls of Elakala 2 Single.jpg
Elakala Falls 3.jpg
Elakala Falls 3.jpg
Elakala Falls 2.jpg
Elakala Falls 2.jpg
Elakala Falls 1.jpg
Elakala Falls 1.jpg
Sunrise on Big Schloss.jpg
Sunrise on Big Schloss.jpg
Big Schloss Before Sunrise.jpg
Big Schloss Before Sunrise.jpg
Big Schloss West After Sunset.jpg
Big Schloss West After Sunset.jpg
Big Schloss West Sunset 2 Crop.jpg
Big Schloss West Sunset 2 Crop.jpg
Big Schloss West Sunset 2.jpg
Big Schloss West Sunset 2.jpg
Big Schloss West Sunset.jpg
Big Schloss West Sunset.jpg
Big Schloss Later Afternoon.jpg
Big Schloss Later Afternoon.jpg
Big Schloss Starry Night Pano.jpg
Big Schloss Starry Night Pano.jpg
Big Schloss Moonlight 1.jpg
Big Schloss Moonlight 1.jpg
Break in the Storm.jpg
Break in the Storm.jpg
Winter Grasses.jpg
Winter Grasses.jpg
Scrub Beech and Spruce.jpg
Scrub Beech and Spruce.jpg
Back to the Wind.jpg
Back to the Wind.jpg
Windswept Knoll.jpg
Windswept Knoll.jpg
Winter Grass.jpg
Winter Grass.jpg
Tangle of Heath.jpg
Tangle of Heath.jpg
Sunset on Snow.jpg
Sunset on Snow.jpg
Sunset Chiaroscuro.jpg
Sunset Chiaroscuro.jpg
The Gate Rocky Knob.jpg
The Gate Rocky Knob.jpg
Butterfly Rock.jpg
Butterfly Rock.jpg
Crest Rocks Detail.jpg
Crest Rocks Detail.jpg
Crest Rocks Rocky Knob.jpg
Crest Rocks Rocky Knob.jpg
Winter Tree.jpg
Winter Tree.jpg
Rocky Point.jpg
Rocky Point.jpg
Winter Sun on Lions Head.jpg
Winter Sun on Lions Head.jpg
Icebound Waterfall Red Creek.jpg
Icebound Waterfall Red Creek.jpg
Icy Cascade Red Creek.jpg
Icy Cascade Red Creek.jpg
Shelf Cascade Shade.jpg
Shelf Cascade Shade.jpg
Shelf Cascade Sun.jpg
Shelf Cascade Sun.jpg
Big Stonecoal Waterfall Crop.jpg
Big Stonecoal Waterfall Crop.jpg
Big Stonecoal Waterfall Full.jpg
Big Stonecoal Waterfall Full.jpg
Rocky Knob Sunset 1.jpg
Rocky Knob Sunset 1.jpg
Split Rock.jpg
Split Rock.jpg
Ericaceae in Sunrise 2.jpg
Ericaceae in Sunrise 2.jpg
Ericaceae in Sunrise.jpg
Ericaceae in Sunrise.jpg
Cherry Blossoms.jpg
Cherry Blossoms.jpg
Rohbaugh Ledges Sunset.jpg
Rohbaugh Ledges Sunset.jpg
Red Creek Cascade Pano.jpg
Red Creek Cascade Pano.jpg
Red Creek Cascade.jpg
Red Creek Cascade.jpg
Rohrbaugh Ledges.jpg
Rohrbaugh Ledges.jpg
Falling Water.jpg
Falling Water.jpg
Red Creek Tributary Revisited.jpg
Red Creek Tributary Revisited.jpg
End of Day.jpg
End of Day.jpg
Windswept.jpg
Windswept.jpg
Sastrugi Fan.jpg
Sastrugi Fan.jpg
Sastrugi Rocky Ridge.jpg
Sastrugi Rocky Ridge.jpg
Rocky Knob Winter.jpg
Rocky Knob Winter.jpg
Snow Piled Against Rocky Knob.jpg
Snow Piled Against Rocky Knob.jpg
Boulder and Drift.jpg
Boulder and Drift.jpg
Snow Drift Harman Knob.jpg
Snow Drift Harman Knob.jpg
Boulders.jpg
Boulders.jpg
Rock Garden.jpg
Rock Garden.jpg
Rocky Knob Sunrise.jpg
Rocky Knob Sunrise.jpg
Rocky Ridge Sunset.jpg
Rocky Ridge Sunset.jpg
Pothole Rocks.jpg
Pothole Rocks.jpg
Flat Rock Rimrock.jpg
Flat Rock Rimrock.jpg
Mt Porte Crayon.jpg
Mt Porte Crayon.jpg
Sunrise Haystack.jpg
Sunrise Haystack.jpg
Haystack Pano.jpg
Haystack Pano.jpg
Haystack Knob Sunset.jpg
Haystack Knob Sunset.jpg
Roaring Creek.jpg
Roaring Creek.jpg
Rhododendron  Heath.jpg
Rhododendron Heath.jpg
Mountain Ash 2.jpg
Mountain Ash 2.jpg
Mountain Ash 1.jpg
Mountain Ash 1.jpg
Blackwater Falls 060806.jpg
Blackwater Falls 060806.jpg
Red Creek Tributary.jpg
Red Creek Tributary.jpg
Hardy Shrub Dolly Sods.jpg
Hardy Shrub Dolly Sods.jpg
Harman Knob Sunset.jpg
Harman Knob Sunset.jpg