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Adventure's Edge has the best selection of backpacking gear in Morgantown

If it's backpacking information you need then we are the place.

We carry Vasque, Montrail, & La Sportiva hiking boots and  shoes.

Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, Sierra Designs, Cloudveil, & White Sierra are just a few of the clothing companies we carry.

We have Deuter, Camelbak, Osprey, Mountain Hardwear, Gregory & Kelty Packs.

We are backpack fit specialists.  Don't just buy a pack...buy the right pack.

Darn Tough and Wigwam are our sock companies.

If there is a fit or a foot issue we carry Birkenstock & Superfeet insoles and we are trained Fit Specialists.

Water bottles from Camelbak, Nalgene, Klean Kanteen and Laken.

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Getting the Best Fit

Backpacks & Boots must fit properly.

Backpack Fit
A backpack must fit on many levels.  

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.
 

 

 

 

 

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  West Virginia Backpacking

Dolly Sods

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 Sods  Brochure

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

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 trailhead.