July 28, 2009
Just rode Red Run in a new loop on the 18th of July '09 and Red Run is as ridable as it gets. Even though it rained hard the day before the trail wasn't very wet at all. It's still difficult but more ridable than usual. We started at the overlook on 150, rode up to the Gauley Mtn. trailhead and took Gauley Mtn. Trail to Red Run. Down Red Run to Right Fork. Note: Right Fork was grown over pretty bad but still ridable. If you don't mind some weeds and trees in your face from time to time go for it. When we got to the top of Right Fork, across from the overlook, we turned up Tea Creek Mountain Trail (most awesome boulder field in WV on top of mountain) rode the boulder field and then the nerve racking, arm and hand numbing 2 + mile, narrow with steep drop on left, downhill all the way to Tea Creek Campground. We had a shuttle there to take us back up to the vehicle at the overlook. Nearly 12 miles for this loop. See the gps map. Awesome !
Bear Pen, Boundary, Gauley Mtn., Bannock Shoals, Props Run, and drive a little ways to the Pocahontas, Kennison, Cow Pasture 19 mile loop.