I happened upon Gilmer County and Glenville in recent years camping in Cedar Creek State Park and taking a fine breakfast in town at the Common Place Restaurant. Each visit I noted that Glenville would be a good place to stay for 3 or 4 days while exploring surrounding counties like Lewis, Doddridge, Ritchie, Wirt, and Calhoun. This past October those log reminders became reality.
It took three hectic days to get there, two in soaking rain and a third in a snow/rain mix. Then, for three special days the weather cleared with bright sun and temperatures from morning 30’s to afternoon 60’s. Each new county seemed to outdo the others; all very rural, ruggedly beautiful with farms, forested ridges and miles of challenging dirt roads. Herds of white tail deer calmly feasted on the tender greens that will become next years hay crop. So many I stopped counting. Triumphs of the moment. West Virginia heritage.
Usually I post a trip map shortly after returning. This time, however, the Notorious VUNDO Trojan virus ate my computer, including the map making software, before the itinerary could be plotted. This posting celebrates the restoration.
Glenville, West Virginia
19-21 October 2009