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,