Mountain State Monday: Honeycomb Rocks

Today I have a severe “case of the Mondays.”  I’m the only one at work, there’s not much on my agenda, and I’m freezing.  However, I had a wonderful weekend in the hills of West Virginia and I’m not ready to switch into work mode just yet.  So for all of us who have a case of the Mondays, I’m starting a new series called Mountain State Monday to help us ease into the work week.  Each Monday morning, expect a snippet of West Virginia, whether it be a quirky attraction, natural wonder, or something entirely random that is somehow related to the Mountain State.

This morning, I bring to you Honeycomb Rocks.  These unique rock formations are easily accessible along the Highland Scenic Highway (Route 150) in Pocahontas County.

Neat, right?  Although they appear man-made at first glance, the “honeycomb” shape developed naturally due to minerals, eroded sandstone, and harsh elements.  Through weathering effects, the sandstone went through multiple wetting/drying periods ultimately eroding the soft sandstone, leaving the harder sandstone behind to create the formations.

If you’d like to see the rocks in person,  they are accessible along Route 150 via a short 1/4 mile interpretive trail leads to the impressive formations.  The rock pictured above is the most complete example of they honeycomb shape along the trail.

Until next time,
Sara (WV Travel Queen)

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Autumn has arrived!

Happy fall, everyone!  Fall is my favorite season and I especially enjoy traveling West Virginia and experiencing the vibrant autumn colors the entire month of October.  It amazes me how the difference in elevations in the state make it possible to truly digest the rich reds and glowing golds, whether you’re in Canaan Valley at the end of September or you’re walking along the boulevard in Charleston on Halloween.  Fall seems never-ending in the Mountain State and it’s just one of the many reasons I love this time of year.

To celebrate my love of all things fall, during the month of October I will be featuring my personal favorite fall getaway locations as well as the best spooky attractions in West Virginia.  I’d also like to feature some of YOUR favorite fall locations in October, so let me know where you love to visit!  Comment below or send me an email at wvtravelqueen@gmail.com and I might just feature you in my next blog post! 🙂

So, here’s the question…. what is your favorite fall location in West Virginia?