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,


One comment

  1. Sally · September 13, 2016

    How wonderful that you are in the yearbook!


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