A backpack must fit your purpose. What are you using it for and how long is your trip?
A backpack must fit your torso length. Don't think that just because you are tall you will wear a large pack . Height has nothing to do with torso length. Have a professional measure your torso.
Many backpacks have aluminum stays that can be bent to fit the shape of your pack. Only a trained professional should do this.
Larger backpacks often have components that can be sized. For example, once you have a medium torso pack, you may need a large shoulder harness and an xlarge hip belt.
With todays' technology there are some backpacks that we can heat mold and adjust for hip angle.
BOOT FIT A backpacking trip can be ruined due to poor footwear fit. At Adventure's Edge we are boot fit specialists. We take foot size, shape, volume and foot idiosyncrasies into consideration when assisting you with the selection and fitting of your footwear. We will help you make the best choice of sock systems and after-market insoles if necessary. Many podiatrists refer their patients to us. because of our fit
abilities. We'd love to help you get the best fit for your hiking boots.
Without question, Dolly Sods is Morgantown's favorite wilderness area for outdoor discovery. Once a WW II firing range, Dolly Sods has now grown back into the quite woodland it once was. Get up close to West Virginia beauty whether you are comping in the valley of Red Creek or enjoying the view atop the windy Bear Rocks. Dolly Sods Map - Dolly
Directions from Morgantown
Take I-68 East to the MD-42 Exit (exit 4).towards Friendsville. Follow 42 South to US 219 . Continue on 219 S to WV-32. Follow WV 32 south to the Laneville Road (WV 45). Turn left and go approximately 6 miles to the Red Creek Bridge, where the road changes from pavement to gravel and is now Forest Road 19. Red Creek
trailhead is on the left behind the Laneville wildlife management cabin. Continue on FR 19 to get to Rohrbaugh trailhead and FR 75.
Otter Creek is a dense wilderness that embodies the pureness and beauty of the West Virginia exsperience. Traces of early industry dot the hills in the form of rusted railroad spikes and crumbling stone structures. By no means does this deteriorate the pristine woodland and fertile creek which runs through it that is waiting to be discovered. Otter Creek Map
- Otter Creek Brochure
Directions from Morgantown
There are six different access points with parking areas for Otter Creek
Wilderness. The two described here are at the north and south respectively
Take rt. 7 (Sabraton)
to rt. 72. Go south
to Parsons. Go east on 219/72 for 2 miles to 72 south. Go 4.3 miles to
Otter Cr. parking area on the right. The southern access route (2 hrs) is to
take I-79 south to Weston (exit 99). Take rt. 33 east to Elkins. Continue on 33
east for 12 miles to Alpena and turn left on FR 91. Follow 2 miles north to the