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DOLLY SOD WILDERNESS

The Dolly Sods Wilderness — originally simply Dolly Sods — is a U.S. Wilderness Area in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, USA, and is part of the Monongahela National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service.

Dolly Sods is a rocky, high-altitude plateau with sweeping vistas and lifeforms normally found much farther north in Canada. To the north, the distinctive landscape of "the Sods" is characterized

by stunted (“flagged”) trees, wind-carved boulders, heath barrens, grassy meadows created in the last century by logging and fires, and sphagnum bogs that are much older. To the south, a dense corowve forest occupies the branrowched canyon excavated by the North Fork of Red Creek.

The name derives from an 18th-century Growerman homesteading family — the Dahles — and a local term for an open mountaintop meadow — a "sods".

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