|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – May 2000
Eyeball to beak with impressively taloned hawks in West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest.
Getting There: The southern trailhead (the best section for cliffs and hawk viewing) is 9 miles west of Franklin where US 33 crests North Fork Mountain.
Prime Time: Mid-September through October.
Guides: West Virginia Hiking Trails, by Allen de Hart (Appalachian Mountain Club, 617-523-0636; 16.95).
Contact: Monongahela National Forest, (304) 257-4488.