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More from my AT adventure this past weekend

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After 13 miles, 3 states, 1800 ft straight up elevation and a crappy night camping I was knackered to say the least.  I was 0.2 miles from the Application Trail Conservancy in Harper’s Ferry, WV when I found a bench to stop, get my breath and contemplate if it would be the end of me.  I was beat and it was hot, so I sat down and took a short break before finishing.  As I was relaxing trying to re-inject life into myself and wondering if  a defibrillator was nearby, an older gentleman comes sprinting by like a jack rabbit.  I ran into this same gentleman later at the Conservancy headquarters and got talking with him.  I found out that he started thru-hiking in Georgia, which was about 1000 miles south and had had a heart attack a year earlier while being in his 70s.  Needles to say, I am fat useless schlep.  So please help me rebuild my shattered ego and like today’s photo.

Written by Chris

June 17th, 2015 at 8:52 pm

The Adventure Begins

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My family was out of town this past weekend and I’m at home all alone staring at the walls. So what do I do? I decided to drive three hours to Harper’s Ferry, WV and hike the Appalachian Trail. I didn’t hike the the entire trail of course, hard to do a 2100+ mile hike on a weekend and I’m not completely nuts; however, I hiked 13 miles over three states. On my way to the trail head, I found a pull off with access to the Potomac River in Harper’s Ferry National Park around sunrise. I managed to get down to the river and snap off a few shots including this one.

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June 14th, 2015 at 5:22 pm