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Dolly Sods Wilderness

Senior Editor Shannon Davis has hiked in West Virginia's Dolly Sods Wilderness dozens of times. Here, a selection of his favorite spots and shots.

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Looking southeast from the canyon rim in the Roaring Plains Wilderness

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View from an off-trail campsite on the canyon rim in Roaring Plain Wilderness

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Sunset in north Dolly Sods.

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A butterfly lands on some mountain laurel on the Dobbin Grade Trail.

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Boardwalk near the trailhead on the South Prong Trail

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View of seldom-used campsite next to the South Prong trail.

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View of the same South Prong Trail campsite in winter

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Bear track on Forest Road 70 in February.

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Crossing of the South Fork of Red Creek on the South Prong Trail

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A well appointed campsite near the Rocky Ridge and Dobbin Grade Trail junction

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Stunted pines along the Bear Rocks Trail in North Dolly Sods

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Hiking partner Glen Crippen at Bear Rocks