Thursday, December 4, 2014
Seneca Rocks is a large local landmark in Pendleton County in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. It is the only "true peak" - a peak inaccessible except by technical rock climbing techniques - on the East Coast of the United States. One of the best-known scenic attractions in West Virginia, the sheer rock faces are a popular challenge for rock climbers. In 1943 and '44, the U.S. Army used Seneca and nearby Nelson and Champe Rocks to train mountain troops in assault climbing in preparation for action in the Apennines of Italy.
Seneca Rocks is easily visible and accessible along West Virginia Route 28 near U.S. Route 33 in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest.
Below are two up-close shots of the peaks. As you can see we had a gorgeous day for sight-seeing!
Linking to Good Fences.