Tim Kiser's photos with the Tucker County landscape

Hiking trail through this heathland/these heathlands of the Dolly Sods Wilderness.

Hiking trail through this heathland/these heathlands of the Dolly Sods Wilderness.
1) This is a "heathlands" because late-19th-century clearcutting led to wildfires that burned away the topsoil.
2) This is a "hiking trail" because floodwater scours away the shrubby plants as it barrels down the hillside unimpeded.
3) This is a "wilderne…
Added on October 28, 2015

A picture of the official WILDERNESS VISITORS' ETHOS of take only pictures leave only footprints.

A picture of the official WILDERNESS VISITORS' ETHOS of take only pictures leave only footprints.
For 30 to 45 seconds I pushed my shoes more and more deeply into the mud, my grin slowly widening all the while.

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In Tucker County, West Virginia, on May 7th, 2015, on the Bear Rocks Trail (Trail 522) in the Dolly Sods Wilderness…
Added on December 23, 2015

Grows with difficulty, diagonally misshapen windblown serviceberry.

Grows with difficulty, diagonally misshapen windblown serviceberry.
Later in the year a person will spend an entire weekend collecting serviceberries and baking a serviceberry pie.

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In Tucker County, West Virginia, on May 7th, 2015, along the Bear Rocks Trail (Trail 522) in the Dolly Sods Wilderne…
Added on October  4, 2015

Footpath through delicious blueberries and/or huckleberries.

Footpath through delicious blueberries and/or huckleberries.
Until the late 19th century this was a forest of spectacularly huge red spruce and eastern hemlock trees, sitting atop seven to nine feet of humus!, but oh well. "Barrens" are special too, I guess — especially if you're a huckleberry or a snake or a rock!…
Added on August 19, 2015

"Days at Red Creek," I sighed and said as I took pictures.

"Days at Red Creek," I sighed and said as I took pictures.
"This is about sentimental emotions and fishing," I continued as I moved my camera to and from my eye.

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In Tucker County, West Virginia, east of Laneville, on May 7th, 2015, Red Creek as viewed from the south side of Laneville Roa…
Added on November  3, 2015

Sending coal mine runoff into the watercourses of a countryside.

Sending coal mine runoff into the watercourses of a countryside.
The water is clear, see?, it's only the rocks that are orange. So cheer up.

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In Coketon, West Virginia, on May 6th, 2015, a tributary of the North Fork Blackwater River.

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Library of Congress classification…
Added on December 25, 2015

Acid mine drainage scenery of the North Fork of the Blackwater River in Tucker County, West Virginia.

Acid mine drainage scenery of the North Fork of the Blackwater River in Tucker County, West Virginia.
Everybody mail me bottles of your tears, and I will bring them here and pour them into the water. It's the only thing that will change the rocks back to their normal color.

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In Douglas, West Virginia, on May 6th, 2015, the North F…
Added on November  4, 2015