Pipestem State Park, WV 
My grandfather is from Hinton, WV.  As a child we would go down to visit his family and stay at Pipestem State Park, where they have an overhead cable car, or tram.  Jenni and I decided one day that we would climb the tram hill, straight up..
My grandfather is from Hinton, WV. As a child we would go down to visit his family and stay at Pipestem State Park, where they have an overhead cable car, or tram. Jenni and I decided one day that we would climb the tram hill, straight up..
Last comment 04/19/22.
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Others in our family had done it before us, and we wanted in on the fun.
Others in our family had done it before us, and we wanted in on the fun.
Last comment 04/19/22.
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The first step was to cross the river.  Its a bit slippery and the current is moving fast.  This is what you call Teamwork.  :-)
The first step was to cross the river. Its a bit slippery and the current is moving fast. This is what you call Teamwork. :-)
Last comment 04/19/22.
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Dad rode up and down on the tram to take pictures of our hike. :-)
Dad rode up and down on the tram to take pictures of our hike. :-)
Last comment 08/10/15.
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The hill was really steep in places.  One of the steepest places was just over top of an old moonshiners cave.  You can just see the top of the mouth of the cave in the bottom right.
The hill was really steep in places. One of the steepest places was just over top of an old moonshiners cave. You can just see the top of the mouth of the cave in the bottom right.
Last comment 08/13/20.
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I am terrified of heights and am freaking out in this picture.  It is so steep that every time i try to move I slide back down.  Sliding too much will make me fall down into the cave..
I am terrified of heights and am freaking out in this picture. It is so steep that every time i try to move I slide back down. Sliding too much will make me fall down into the cave..
Last comment 04/19/22.
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After 5 minutes of hyperventilating I calmed down a bit and slowly pulled myself up and out of the scary section.  I was very happy to be alive.  :-)
After 5 minutes of hyperventilating I calmed down a bit and slowly pulled myself up and out of the scary section. I was very happy to be alive. :-)
Last comment 04/19/22.
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Although still pretty steep, it was pretty smooth sailing from there on.
Although still pretty steep, it was pretty smooth sailing from there on.
Last comment 08/13/20.
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We made it!  :-)  From now on I think I'll just ride the cable car..
We made it! :-) From now on I think I'll just ride the cable car..
Last comment 08/13/20.
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