Summer’s final days

As I hike these days, I am appreciating the end of summer – days are getting shorter, leaves are falling and fruits and nuts are raining down.

Right now I’m in my tent and acorns are falling constantly

So are walnuts

Anybody know what this is?

I never tried paw paws before but decided to try one today – they taste like a cross between a banana and a mango – really good!

Left Harper’s Ferry this morning after another visit to the ATC headquarters. 

They had this cool poster on the wall:

Lucky I had s nice clear day to summit Katahdin (unlike the guy above).

I’m hiking along the Virginia/West Virginia Border

The trail is intermittently very rocky (in the photo below, the only way to figure out which way to go is to look for the white blaze in the distance.

I crossed the Shenandoah River – one of my favorite places on earth – I’ll be hiking along this river for quite a while

A few more photos from just outside Harper’s Ferry:

I’m camping at the Blackburn Center campground tonight – quite a place

This large structure hosts ATC events and trail maintenance work teams. It has electricity and running water. 

Enjoying the end of summer, 



  1. Marti Rand · September 14, 2016

    Awesome photos, Kevin!


  2. Harry · September 14, 2016

    Hey, Kevin – enjoy Virginia. They have kinder, gentler mountains. The autumn is a wonderful time to be there.


  3. Sally · September 14, 2016

    The Blackburn Center looks like a happening place!


  4. Pat and Marty · September 14, 2016

    Junco- Some wonderful photos. Glad the weather is less humid and a bit cooler for you. Enjoy


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