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I can think of few better sites for demonstrating what geologists call tea-table erosion than the Devil's Tea Table at Little Creek Park at South Charleston, West Virginia. The park is easily accessible, and the round-trip trek on the Loop Trail is neither too long nor too strenuous for most hikers. The pay-off is worth it, if you like rocks.
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. -- More than one million visitors toured national park areas in southern West Virginia in 2012, spending more than $51 million during and supporting more than 685 jobs, according to a report released March 3, 2014, by the National Park Service.
Bigfoot in West Virginia? Stranger things have been reported in the Mountain State -- wrecked spacecraft, moth men, bat children. Alongside these, a reclusive simian might seem plausible. Could the remote mountains of West Virginia support a bigfoot -- or a family of them?
Bigfoot sightings in West Virginia appear in print and electronic media more often each year. Is this a result of better human access to woodlands, or better human access to the Web? We hope to approach that question soon, but for now, we are citing a few of the more outstanding links to information that might lead some to suspect that at least one bigfoot has been encountered out there.
Usually at least by the second week of March, I'll find myself being serenaded by a chorus of spring peepers -- a sure sign that winter is done. Pseudacris crucifer, as the little peepers are officially known, breed and vocalize when their wetland homes begin to thaw. After a long, cold winter, their voices are most welcome. You're more likely to hear them first in the warmer lowlands near Charleston or Charles Town in early March and last in the Allegheny Mountains of the eastern state where the thaw won't come surely until April.