I got a couple of days off work and met up with a friend in Monongahela National Forest in West Virgina. This was my first time camping and hiking in the state, and I was not disappointed by any means. This national forest was started in the 1920’s. The park gets around 3 million visitors a year exploring 921,000 acres of hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and camping. I hiked the Kennison Mountain Trail Loop, a 8.9 mile hike that I completed in a day and a half. The trail was great all except for a section which you walk on a service road, but even that was overshadowed by the beauty of Cranberry River.