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Backpacking Otter Creek Wilderness

Distance: Day 1: 6.4 miles,  Day 2: 6.8 miles
Route: Day 1: Forest Road, Big Springs Gap, Otter Creek, Day 2: Moore Run, Turkey Run
Scenery: Average to exceptional, depending on trail
Water: Everywhere on Otter Creek and at Moore Run crossing Day 2
Campsites: At all trail junctions
Navigation: Well defined tread, not blazed, cairns at most trail intersections and fords

This July 4th weekend my oldest daughter and I backpacked the Otter Creek Wilderness located in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.  We chose a modest loop taking the Big Springs Gap trail to the Otter Creek Trail to the Moore Run trail and finally the Turkey Run Trail.  This loop clocks on my GPS at Continue reading Backpacking Otter Creek Wilderness