A rainless day! Had nice walking for most of the day. Some short rocky sections, but generally smooth terrain. Last section of trail into town was on the C&O Towpath. This is a trail that runs over 100 miles along a river…forgetting which at the moment. The path is flat and smooth. Crossing over the Potomac River, we entered West Virginia.
Today we reached Harpers Ferry, WV. This is considered the mental half way point for northbound hikers. For us going southbound, it isn’t as much of a milestone as we have already hit our true halfway point, but it is cool nonetheless to head into the headquarters of this trail that we have spent so much time on.
At the Appalachian Trail Conservancy headquarters we get assigned a hiker number and get our picture taken. We had a good time looking through the book of photos and seeing many friends in the book.
We were thrilled to run into our friend Mace, who we had not seen since Gorham, NH. We had a late lunch and beers with him in town.
Tonight we are staying at a hostel in Harpers Ferry with Mace, Carnivore and Purple. All good folks that we are very happy to be hiking with.
Many southbound hikers in and around Harpers Ferry today, nice to chill out with them and just chat in town….some are running the marathon tomorrow. Craziness….
Beardo got some new socks to replace the ones that he had melted in the campfire. Did laundry and will hike out in clean clothes tomorrow 🙂
Daily Distance: 16
Trip Distance: 1,163.6
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