The temperature was just about 70 when I left Morgantown, WV around noontime. The sky was bright and there the illusion of a light green haze around the mountain treetops, a promise of even better days to come. The beginning of an Appalachian
|Mountain winter is brown and gray. |
Springtime is lush and green with blossoms everywhere.
This time of year, you can see the forest floor and the shape of the ridges through the barren woods. Soon, if the promise is kept, leaves will cloak it all, giving cover to squirrels, deer, bear and the occasional fox. I love it.
I 79 cuts vertically through West Virginia, running from the Pennsylvania state line to the state capitol in Charleston. You pass places with names like Jane Lew, Flatwoods, Polemic Run and Muddlety...names that always make me wonder how they came to be. A better traveler would stop and ask. Today, I didn't have the time.
|I 79 South on a bright new day.|