Wednesday, March 23, 2016

MD Appalachian Trail - Section 6-7 Crampton Gap to Harpers Ferry

Date Distance Time Elevation Gain Average Moving Time Year to Date Miles
3/21/2016 11.2 miles 4 hours 57 minutes 2,137' 2.3 106.3

Trail Map & Guide
Parking: Gapland Road (start), Route 340 Shenandoah River (end)

This hike requires two cars. Leave one at Route 340 Shenandoah River parking area, and start the hike at Gapland Road. Hike southbound.

Today we headed southbound to the Maryland - West Virginia border. I had never been to Harper's Ferry before. We got to see the Potomac River & hike along the C&O Canal towpath, which I've done many times before when I was younger.

Taking the short spur trail to Weverton Cliffs

Overlooking the Potomac River

C&O Canal

The canal towpath makes for easy walking.

Trek not so happy about crossing the railroad bridge. This is how he gets holes in his backpack.

Looking towards Harpers Ferry

Maryland/West Virginia border

Harpers Ferry - would be great to spend a day walking around this town

We skipped the AT visitor center - Glen was having knee pain, and didn't want to hike up to it

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