Help Improve the Hiking Guide!!!! Win a Prize!!!!

We are working on a new edition of The Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide.  To do it, we need your help.  The Guide describes nearly 200 U.S. Forest Service trails (800 miles total).  Inevitably, some have changed since our last edition was published ten years ago.  Do you know of trail descriptions in the 8th edition that are no longer accurate?  (Or, dare we say it, any that weren’t completely accurate to begin with?)  We have found a few but there are more to be done.  We would like to incorporate your observations into the new edition. As a way of thanking you, we are awarding prizes.


Grand Prize:  A $100 Gift Certificate to REI


Semi-Grand Prizes:  Five West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Celebrating 50 Years T-Shirts


How to help/enter:  Hike a trail in the Monongahela National Forest.  Write out your observations about trail conditions, difficulty, interesting features, or anything else you think should be changed in the Hiking Guide’s 9th edition.  Send your observations to Hugh Rogers, 531 Moon Run Road, Kerens, WV 26276, (304)636-2662,


Deadline:  September 1, 2017


We will draw the winners from all the entries during our 50th Anniversary Celebration, September 15-17.


Thanks for your help, and happy hiking!