Each day will begin with us eating breakfast together and packing our lunches.We will need to form carpools and travel to the day’s hike location. On most days the round-trip distance between the cabins and the trailhead will be between 20 and 50 miles.Tributaries of the Potomac River have cut deep gaps through the ridges.
On the plateau’s eastern edge are the Allegheny Mountains, which rise abruptly along a steep escarpment called the Allegheny Front.
The Front is a remarkable geologic boundary between the Appalachians to the east and the Allegheny Plateau to the west The scenic landscape, distinct geography, and diverse ecology of the Potomac Highlands in West Virginia make it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
The Front is a remarkable geologic boundary between the Appalachians to the east and the Allegheny Plateau to the west.
It closely parallels the eastern Continental Divide, which divides the watershed of the rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from the watershed of the rivers flowing into the Atlantic Ocean.
Agriculture and lumber are important industries, but the area is most notable for its scenery and outdoor recreation -- hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, skiing (cross-country and downhill), hunting, and fishing.