Dolly Sods is an area of high elevation (4,000’) windswept plains on the Allegheny Plateau. The area is well known for its extensive rocky plains, upland bogs, and sweeping vistas. The climate and plant life resembles northern Canada. It is a unique “island” of wild country surrounded by Appalachian hardwood forests. The landscape is the result of geographic isolation caused by the high mountains and man’s attempts to tame this rugged area.