A bit of a drive-by post....Last weekend we were in Albright, West Virginia for the Cheat River Race & the Cheat Festival both of which raise money for Friends of the Cheat. Years ago, there was acid mine drainage that pushed bright orange waters into the creeks and the river killing much and staining the creek and river beds the same color that still has not completely faded from the rocks. You'll notice the unnatural bright color of the rocks in some of the pictures and you can read more about the destruction the mine blowouts caused here. The Friends of the Cheat has done so much good work restoring the river and it is my hope that it continues to do. I am proud that every year I get to be part of this when helping Rick with the Cheat River Race.