Harpers Ferry

Mark Fickett Photography and Miscellanea

I started my half-thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Since Jo's train was delayed a full day, I walked around town and hiked up to Maryland Heights (part of Elk Ridge), which overlooks the town.

construction vehicle under trees

Maintenance by the Shenandoah River.

island with tree

A small island in the Shenandoah, with morning light.

small plant in rock wall, high view

South of town, by the Shenandoah, there are stone walls from the foundations of mills on and around Virginius Island.

small plant in rock wall, side view

I went for a hike across the rivers and up to Maryland Heights, northeast of town.

view of Harpers Ferry from Maryland Heights

(Full size available on Wikimedia Commons.)

Where the Appalachian Trail turns to cross the foot bridge, there is an electronic eye.

2010 Dec 24
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