Winter’s tale recalls deadly aspect of Allegheny Mountains

The Allegheny Mountains in eastern West Virginia grow treacherous in winter—and hardly more so than along the western front of that range, which bears the brunt of blizzards off the Monongahela Valley. In 1885, twenty-year old James B. Helmick came face-to-face with the savagery of the Alleghenies while hunting on Backbone Mountain. His tale, recounted … Continue reading Winter’s tale recalls deadly aspect of Allegheny Mountains