Make this loop in the renowned Dolly Sods Wilderness. This slice of the Monongahela has nearly everything: rocky vistas, open glades resembling the western United States, thick spruce, northern hardwood forests, and a deep canyon cut by Red Creek. On this loop, walk some high country and camp by a great lookout, then swing west over Breathed Mountain, and drop down Big Stonecoal Trail to camp in the Red Creek Canyon. Your final day climbs back up. During World War II, Dolly Sods was a bombing range, and there are still shells lying around. If you see one, do not touch it! Mark the area, make a map, and report it to a Ranger Station. Chances are, however, you won’t see one.
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