Photos

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Entrance to Experience Learning (formerly the Mountain Institute),  the host facility for  FALL VAR 2017.  (photo: Melinda Rice)
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The “Big Yurt” at Experience Learning.  (photo: Melinda Rice)
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Reflection in the yurt windows. VAR attendees will be pleased with the beauty of the place and the unique design of the buildings.  (photo: Melinda Rice)
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The “West” in West Virginia.  (photo: Melinda Rice)
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Seneca Rocks.  (photo: Melinda Rice)
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View to the west from Spruce Knob, the highest peak in West Virginia.  (photo: Melinda Rice)
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Sinks of Gandy Creek. (photo: Melinda Rice)
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Moonrise on the high meadow.  (photo: Melinda Rice)
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John Taylor on walkabout in the high meadow. (photo: Melinda Rice)

 

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A local bovine grazes on the high meadow. (photo: Lisa Storey)
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View to the east from Spruce Knob. North Fork Mountain in middle distance, Shenandoah Mountain and Virginia border in far distance. (photo: John Taylor)

 

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Century-old West Virginia farmhouse at 3500′ elevation. A community of cavers have frequented this site for more than 50 years. (photo: John Taylor)

 

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Front of farmhouse. A farm family lived here until 1965. John Taylor and Mike Cullinan found it July 4th weekend, 1966. (photo: John Taylor)
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