February 2022 V6 – HOH Newsletter

We are looking forward to 2022! Take a look at our progress and what is to come for this year. Consider joining our team of volunteers for trail work days and keeping our trails clean and protected for future generations to enjoy.

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022!

Our organization is continuously working to expand and improve local trails. And for us to achieve these goals, we as an organization also need to expand and improve. We have welcomed new board member Lisa Sampson whose contributions will help us organize efforts around our trail advocacy. We are also looking to hire a Project Coordinator …

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Walking Stick Trail Work Complete

We had a terrific crew out for our bi-monthly trail work. We meet monthly every 2nd Saturday from 10am-12pm and 4th Tuesday from 5-7pm. Thanks to Roger for leading the charge and to Sue Haywood and Blackwater Bicycle Association for rallying more folks! We lopped the entire loop of Walking Stick Trail. Many hands made it possible to knock …

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Trailforks App

This website and mobile app is a great resource for any and all trail users.  Here’s a link to the WV database. “Trailforks is a trail management system for outdoor enthusiasts, trail builders/associations, government and tourism. It aims to provide the very best tools to inventory, maintain, promote and showcase trail networks and tourism destination. Tools such …

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Lindy Point Trail Work

Great crew for our April trail work! Thanks to our board member Roger Lilly for leading the team. Thanks also to Linda, April and Alex. And special thanks to our safety supervisor Sheldon dog. Hopefully (grant money pending) we can finish up the walkway and cover the mud holes. Our next trail work date is …

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Back on the Trail

HOH is gearing up for another season of trail work in the WV Highlands. If you’d like to stay in the loop, please sign up for our trail updates here. Expect bimonthly email updates. As any trail user knows, the rhododendron and mountain laurel never rests! Most of our trail work efforts are lopping and clearing …

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Autumn Splendor

 Leaf Peepers season is in full swing here in the Potomac Highlands. We want to say thank you to everybody who entered our Headwaters Trail Map Raffle. Ironically, a random drawing from the hat landed our board president, Dan Lehmann, as the winner of the framed map! Lucky you, Dan. Many thanks to everyone who …

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Headwater Trail Raffle

Approved by WVDNR in June 2019, our proposed Headwaters Trail will link Canaan Valley Resort State Park with Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, our nation’s 500th National Wildlife Refuge. With preliminary trail inspection done, we expect this trail connector to cost ~$100,000.00. We have launched a raffle for our 4’x5′ comprehensive area trail map that was professionally …

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Friends of Blackwater to Build Blackwater River Loop Trail

Friends of Blackwater (FOB) received over $800,000 to build a suspension bridge over the Blackwater River near Douglas Falls, just outside of Thomas, WV. The project aims to link Thomas and Davis with an 8 mile trail that will connect the Monongahela National Forest with Blackwater Falls State Park. They will also put interpretive signage …

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