Dolly Sods


The high plains of the Dolly Sods Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest, WV.

Dolly Sods is an area of high elevation wind-swept plains on the Allegheny Plateau. At elevations of 2,600 to over 4,000 feet, the area has extensive flat rocky plains, upland bogs, beaver ponds, and sweeping vistas. The plant life and climate on this high plateau resembles northern Canada, and many species found here are near their southernmost range. I took this pic in the spring.
Many of the trees show how the wind ravages them on one side. Kinda cool, huh?


  1. Marty says:

    It took me years to learn how to pronounce Monongahela, but it sure it purty ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Jean says:

    Hey, when the Author Fairy is done at your place, can you she her over to mine. My historical is still 2,000 words short of what my editor wants and I am out of words.

  3. Melissa says:

    Thank you so much, Suz! :bananadance: I’ll let the banana dance for me ’cause I’m too sick to groove. :sick:

  4. Becki says:

    Suzanne, the author fairy ran off with the vacuum and mop fairy that used to reside at my house.

    Sorry you’re still sick, Melissa. I’ve been there. Sick, sick, sick. Went to the doc (Hubby took me. Poor guy was so worried.)

    doc hooked me up to an IV, had his nurse give me some kind of shot, and said I’d live.

    Slept for two more days, but woke up and felt great.

    Get Better.

  5. Cryna says:

    Congratulations, Melissa – and hope you get feeling better soon…….

    Those fairies are sure elusive around here as well, they all must be at a conference or something……… ๐Ÿ˜›

    Beautiful pictures………

  6. Stefanie says:

    Wow, I just love those pictures.:heart: It’s an typical example of places where I would want to go. Sooo lovely, that nature.

    Melissa, congratulations. I hope you’ll get better soon. I think your illness flew just till here. Today, one of my friends was ill and another one wasn’t feeling to good as well. I hope I won’t get it.:no:

  7. Tori Lennox says:

    You have an AUTHOR FAIRY?! How do I get me one of those????

  8. Carol says:

    Congratulations, Mel!!! I hope you are feeling better today! Hugs!

  9. Estella says:

    Congrats Melissa!
    Those are absolutely gorgeous pics, Suzanne.

  10. catslady says:

    Congrats Mel – maybe the win will help you feel better ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Crystal* says:

    The Author Fairy? WTF? Do we get one of those?
    I’ve been gyped. I can just feel it.

  12. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the congrats, everybody! This is one of the nicest blogs I visit. ๐Ÿ˜€