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Explore Birthplace of Rivers: Trevor Meadows

posted Mar 5, 2016, 5:06 AM by David Lillard   [ updated Mar 5, 2016, 5:09 AM ]
Birthplace of Rivers National Monument is about making sure the best of today is part of West Virginia's future. That the scenic beauty and recreational access we treasure will always be there for us. Trevor Meadows shows us why. 

Trevor is a Boy Scout and senior patrol leader from Troop 68 in Cross Lanes, WV. Last November, Trevor backpacked in Cranberry Wilderness — his first-ever backpacking trip. The Scouts trekked 15 miles as part of the backpacking merit badge. 

Now Trevor is planning a return to the Birthplace of Rivers area this spring. He’ll lead other scouts along a 5-night loop of the North-South and Cranberry River trails as they fish for trout dinners, clear trails, and finally complete their backpacking merit badge.

Large expanses of public lands like Birthplace of Rivers are discovery zones for young people like Trevor, a place to discover something within us that offers lifelong inspiration for personal challenges. A place to find solace away from the background noise of modern life. 

Good luck to Trevor and Troop 68 of Cross Lanes! Get that merit badge, and keep coming back to Birthplace of Rivers!