West Virginia

Crossed the mighty Potomac River into Harper’s Ferry WV this afternoon 


The bridge (which you can see in the photo above) is for both pedestrians and a train


View from the bridge (lots of folks tubing)


Harper’s Ferry is a small town with a lot of history

John Brown (some controversy here):


The civil war:


Robert E Lee was a confident guy:

23000 casualties in one day!!!


And here’s a story for any of you who like to plan ahead:

Check out the inscription above the mausoleum:


Earlier in the day, I hiked along the C&O towpath


A few more photos from today


There’s a lot to see on the AT!!

I didn’t mention that Harper’s Ferry is the home of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. They welcomed me in, sold me a cool “white blaze” Tshirt 


and photographed me for their thru hiker year book


When I stepped into WV, I touched the 14th and final state on the course of the AT. Now I just need to finish up some big miles in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Touchin’ ’em all,

Junco

One comment

  1. Sally · September 13, 2016

    How wonderful that you are in the yearbook!

    Like

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