This road is an eye opener for anyone who has never ridden outside of New England. The closest thing we have to compare it to is Hurricane Mountain Road, but there is quite a difference. There is a switchback or two on HMR, but on 72 they just go on and on as it climbs and descends a steep slope bordering the Dry Fork of the Cheat River, managed as a FFO trout fishery. In many places there is a pretty sheer drop between the side of the road and the stream way below, although there are usually guard rails to keep you from going over. It seems unusual that a single lane road with such a mountainous character is a state numbered highway open to two way traffic.
How were the road conditions at the time you RECENTLY rode?