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Seneca Rocks

June 17, 2020

Today we explored the Seneca Rocks area. We got there early and there were a lot of rock climbers getting their gear together to hike up and scale those rocks. I have a fear of heights and cannot ever imagine doing that but this is one of the reasons that visitors come to Seneca Rocks.

We selected Seneca Rocks because it had fishing and hiking...our favorite things to do while we camp. Seneca Rocks is located where the Seneca Creek and North Fork South Branch Potomac River come together. Is that a mouthful or what? I am not sure what that means but it was great for fly fishing. The trout that they caught had the most gorgeous colors!

I hiked with two of my sons and with my puppy, Wilson, while my husband and other son fished. The hike is 2.6 miles round trip and takes you up 700 feet through lots of switchbacks. It takes about 50 minutes to hike up and 30 minutes to go down. We almost made it to the top but Wilson wouldn't go anymore. So we headed back down to watch them fish. I can't even imagine the view from up there!

This is Wilson begging us to head down after a water break...

Our campground is called Seneca Shadows because it is opposite from the rocks. Seneca Rocks is a pretty special spot. Fun for all!

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