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Reporter Bill Lynch finishes up a month of chasing waterfalls and exploring a few state parks. He comes away with some lessons and a message for his readers. I was standing by the side of the road and looking at the falls at Camp Creek in Mercer County when I realized this was it: the last waterfall for May — and I felt kind of sad. After weeks of spending some weekends (and a few weekdays) wandering through woods and weeds, stumbling down rocky paths and muddy trails to find waterfalls in West Virginia, I’d run out of time. I’d hoped to make it back to Blackwater Falls, which gave me the idea to go looking for waterfalls in the first place. But with a three-hour drive from Charleston, I couldn’t pull it off on a regular workday and my weekends out had caught up with me. My lawn was becoming a jungle. There were many other falls I’d missed, too, because of time. Holly River State Park, Sandstone Falls, Twin Falls and even Babcock State Park, which wasn’t a long drive, but my guide described a hike that would probably take me four or five hours to finish. There just wasn’t time to get out as much as I wanted, not when the world seemed to be rousing from its year-long slumber and the rest of my job at the newspaper was starting to get very busy. For my last trip out, I chose Camp Creek because I […]