An Unexpected Hike

Driving home from Philly last week we decided to take back roads to see more of the countryside and because it is more chill.  We spent the night in Frederick, MD and Thursday got up bright and early to start home.  We were approaching Harper’s Ferry when my husband asked me if there was something significant about that town.  So I googled it and found that YES there were several things.  Most importantly, it is the location of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

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It is also the Eastern most point of West Virginia; it is where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia meet; it is where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet; AND it is historically known as the location of John Brown‘s raid on the Armory in the Civil War.

So of course we had to stop.  Since the AT goes right through town, we thought it would be fun to get on the trail for a little ways and see where it would take us.  No, we didn’t have hiking clothes or shoes with us.  But we were right there!  Had to do it! Did I mention that it was approaching 90 degrees?

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Where it took us was to Jefferson’s Rock.

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Even though the views were impressive and the trail was not very crowded, I think we ended up hiking about a mile before we had to call it quits and get back in the cool car with a cold bottle of water.

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But not before enjoying the beautiful scenery rich in history.

 

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