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When’s The Best Time To Bring A Youth Group To The New River Gorge?

May 26, 2010 3:36 pm Leave your thoughts

When I was a kid, long before I knew about the New River Gorge, one of my favorite things to... View Article

Bird Nerds Descend On West Virginia (And I Love It)

May 12, 2010 1:43 pm 5 Comments

They came.  They saw.  They birded. And they were like a flock wreaking havoc.  Lucky us. Hundreds of Birding and... View Article

Top 10 Reasons The Bird Fest Rocks

April 30, 2010 8:20 am 2 Comments

Let me just say this: The New River Birding And Nature Festival is so much fun. A lot of work,... View Article

5 Simple Steps To Get Into Bird Watching In The New River Gorge

April 16, 2010 12:21 pm Leave your thoughts

 When I signed on here at Opossum Creek Retreat I had no idea what I was in store for.... View Article

How To Accidently Get Into The Cabin Rental Business

April 1, 2010 1:48 pm 6 Comments

15 years is a long time.  I know, because I am old. After the first 10 years of building the... View Article

How We Accidently Built The Best Cabins In The New River Gorge

March 22, 2010 1:21 pm 3 Comments

Well, I never would have guessed I’d be living here in West Virginia. Really. I was too cool (obviously!), and... View Article