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    WV Podunk Rides #10: Cow Run & the Mothman Pad

    My brother was in town last month, we got a do a number of rides. This one we started off in Cottageville, WV, heading south on Cow Run Rd. which eventually led us to Rt 87. From there we headed up Rt 62 and hung a left north of Letart on CR 12, CR 7 to CR 11 that took us in the back way of the ammunition igloos where MothMan hung out. What sucks is the Feds and State felt the igloos should be buried as something blew up, I think. There were vans cleaning out the shelters, wonder if it was the Men In Black? Since the igloos were occupied we took it on ourselves to find a way into the Ammunition Factory grounds which were gated up a few years ago. Lo and behold, we take one of the many backroads through the McClintick Wildlife area and found a hidden road which led right to the grounds and found a hole in the fence. Nothing was out there. We spent all afternoon meandering towards Pt. Pleasant and shot back up Rt 2 around 9pm.

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    Antioch Church down Cow Run. Cottageville and the area is old McIntyre stomping grounds since mid 1800's. Zach on the '77 Bonne.
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    Details of the structure
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    Heading west on one of the county roads 11 or 12 towards McClintock.
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    Yers truely
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    Backroad in McClintick Wildlife Preserve.
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    End of the road. Parked the bikes to creep through the woods. Ruts were deep leading to field. Cylinders were just clearing the ground.
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    Our decent into the woods
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    Bingo, we found an older road in the woods...
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    ...which led us right to the gate of the factory grounds
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    This is where it all happened (Mothman). The whole area used to be wide open, but in the last 10 years alot has been put behind fence and gates.
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    Inside. Alot of junk and old machinery. Used to come out to the grounds with Papa for the old engine shows. The farm museum and fair grounds is just up the road.
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    Zach enjoying a successful kick. Sometimes the Bonne can be temperamental and not want to kick over. Give it a rest and bam, comes to life.
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    Last edited by criminaldesign; 08-04-2010 at 05:29 PM.
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