I spent some quality time yesterday with mother nature, while hiking in The Monongahela National Forest. For those of you unfamiliar with this beautiful mountainous range, it is home to peaceful country roads, gently flowing streams, many species of plants, and animals that inhabit the forest. Among those including virgin red spruce, and over 230 species of birds. With a whopping 919,000+ acres there is much to explore and appreciate. The Monongahela National Forest was established in 1920. It is located in the north central highlands of West Virginia. The elevation ranges from just under 1000' to 4863' Variations in terrain and precipitation have created one of the most ecologically diverse National Forests in the country. You should come see for yourself sometime.