Hawks Nest & Babcock State Park
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March 11th, 2007 – by: aswold
We took St. Rt. 60 towards Fayetteville West Virginia. Stopped off at the few scenic over looks. Acted crazy and read the poorly written grafitti that was written on the guard rail. Jumped back into the car and tackled a few more sharp curves on that road. Made it to Hawks Nest overlook. Hmm, it is a nice site. We seemed to have been up so high in the mountains. Of course, the leaves are not yet on the trees so the site wasn't exceptionally pretty. Still, I was happy to be there looking down at the active river.
We jumped back into the car, zig-zagged our way down Rt 41 south to Babckock State Park. We were greeted by a nosey deer. He checked us out for a while and then finally said we could enter the park. The rocks and water and the Gris Mill were beautiful. Some people were fishing and others simply were absorbing the sounds and smells surrounding them. I was in awe. I had only seen that Gris Mill in magazines! Finally, I was here to take my shot with my camera!
We'll see how the shots turn out. We were there too early in the day and my shots may be a little over exposed. Though, I'm sure something can be salvaged.
Anyway, a small day trip can make your whole day terrific! The next time we are blessed with good weather, get up & go. You'll be happy that you did it. You don't have to go far. Just a few miles out somewhere you don't usually drive through. Open your eyes and notice things. Most importantly, let your problems roll off of your shoulders for the day. They'll wait for you at home.
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