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Decker's Creek WV

Decker's Creek leaves Morgantown and climbs steadily to just past Reedsville. For a cheap thrill get someone to drop you off and the top and zoom down. It takes me about half the time to come down as it does to go up.

I prefer an up-and-down trip especially since the Creek itself is quite interesting from a boating point of view. The scenery here is mixed since the trail is on the industrial side of Morgantown, but if you ignore the distractions and look down at the creek and up at the mountain it's stunning. Amazingly steep.

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Mountain Biking DC Baltimore

Biking USA's Rail-Trails, by Shawn E. Richardson. Page 260. A useful book that covers the whole country. The individual entries are very abbreviated but using a map and/or GPS you can find the trails. If you found this useful please buy the book.

Mountain Biking DC Baltimore

Rail-Trails Mid-Atlantic , by Rails-to-trails Conservancy. Page 159. A great resource for Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC. Very good maps and descriptions. If you found this useful please buy the book.

 

My GPS

Garmin Nuvi 350

Garmin Nuvi 350

A full-featured GPS system primarily for use in vehicles Includes pre-loaded maps and locations such as food, lodging, addresses.
I use this one to find the putins, takeouts and trailheads.
Read my complete review...

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Garmin Nuvi 350

Garmin GPSMap 60CSx

A GPS system that's really useful for trails and streams. It can be used for highway navigation but I don't really reccomend it. It will lay down tracks, including elevation, for every place you go. You can easily mark waypoints (where you are right now).
This is the unit that produced all the tracks and waypoints that you see in this section of the website.

Buy one at Amazon.com.

Garmin Nuvi 350

Garmin Etrex Legend

I used to own one of these and replaced it with the 60CSx for a lot of reasons but primarily for the color screen that my aging eyes could read.

A great GPS unit primarily for hiking and biking. Will record tracks, ie, where you have been. Will help you get back if you get lost. Not suggested for road navigation but can be used for that.
Read my complete review...

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