Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The land of Goshen, Virginia

Goshen in western Virginia ... green and lush in late summer.

Thousands of Boy Scouts have enjoyed the Goshen Boy Scout Reservation, a gift of 4,000 acres from Marjorie Merriweather Post donated to the National Capital Area Council. Providing a rustic atmosphere for camping, hiking, swimming, and learning new skills for new badges, it is made up of six various "camps" around Lake Merriweather, named after Mrs. Post.

Surrounded by the George Washington National Forest and the Goshen Natural Preserve, boys have been camping at Goshen Boy Scout Reservation since 1967. The location put Virginia in the running for the permanent National Scout Jamboree in 2010 but lost out to nearby West Virginia.

Back roads, mountains, hiking trails, wildflowers, wild critters ...

... and the Maury River that carves its way through the mountains. 

See also post with more photos: Goshen Pass, Virginia ... the Maury River

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
24 August 2011

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