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Webster County Nature Tour

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Enjoy Spring in the beautiful hills of Webster County, West Virginia by participating in this special weekend event. The event takes place at Camp Caesar 4-H Camp along Rt. 20 between Cowen and Webster Springs, West Virginia. Guests will stay in rustic cabins surround-ed by the Monongahela National Forest.
Cost for this fun-filled weekend is $125.00—which includes 5 meals, 2 nights lodging, nightly program or entertainment and your choice of tours. There will be a Meditation Walk and a Bird Walk on Sunday morning. If you want to participate in everything but not stay at Camp Caesar the cost will be $80. Saturday breakfast, bag lunch, Tour, and dinner cost will be $50. Tour and bag lunch only the cost will be $40. Tour only the cost will be $30.
Saturday night entertainment—The Bandwagon from Hamlin, WV.
A $50.00 deposit for each participant must accompany your registration.

ELK MOUNTAIN- This tour will be led by Jerry Westfall. It is a very rugged climb. Travel to Diana and cross Holly River via a low-water bridge. Begin the 700 foot uphill hike to the top of Elk Mountain for a SPECTACULAR VIEW. After lunch you will descend 800 foot to Elk River. Notice the variance of vegetation. Again this is a very rugged tour. Not to be at-tempted if you have health concerns.
BISHOP KNOB– This tour will be led by Tom Fox. You will travel to the ending point, park some vehicles. Carpool to the top where the trail begins a gradual descent from top of Addison Rock House Trail to the bottom. The trail is not very rugged. The trail crosses small streams a couple times. This trail is about 2 miles.
CRANBERRY GLADES– This tour will be led by Alan Miller, retired WV Dept. of Forestry. He will teach you about our native trees, ferns, and wildflowers, as he takes you to Cranberry Wilderness Center and then towards Mill Point.. This is part driving tour and part walking tour.
BACKFORK OF ELK– This tour will be led by Doug Wood and Diane Anestis. After a short drive, you will walk along the Elk River and discover many wildflowers, trees, shrubs, vines and waterfalls. The tour is not very rugged and about 2 miles.
KINGFISHER TRAIL- This tour will be led by Jay Shaner. After a short drive, you will park and take a hike down into a tributary of the Elk River. Very popular for its flowers, ferns, water fall, and various fauna. This tour is about 1-1 1/2 miles and the easiest walk.
SPECIAL TOUR SUNDAY MORNING- There will be a Bird Walk Sunday morning @ 6am. More information available that weekend.

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May 13, 2016
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Camp Caesar
4868 Webster Rd., Cowen, WEST VIRGINIA 26206 + Google Map