Late one Saturday night my son tapped, tapped, tapped at my door to ask me if I'd like to go on a hike at Harpers Ferry's Maryland Heights the next day. Absolutely!
How I forget the grueling hike to the top. For all the daily hour long walks I've done, and daily resistance bands and light weights...it's still pure agony for me.
Anyway I carried a few water bottles (and drank plenty) in my new backpack that I had just finished sewing. This was my first time to use it. (Sewing details in a future post.)
My son let me borrow his fancy camera that he purchased a few years ago dirt cheap on Amazon. My cameras never zoom in all that well. I kept the settings on automatic, which took much better pictures than my camera usually does.
|Overlooking Harpers Ferry, West Virginia from the Maryland side of the Potomac River. Shenandoah River as it empties into the Potomac. Virginia mountain in the background.|
|The Shenandoah River, Virginia on the left bank, West Virginia on the right bank.|
|Close-up of the Shenandoah, with Virginia in the background.|
|Quiet homes near Harpers Ferry|
|A quiet home near Harpers Ferry|
|Looking North-Potomac River|
|Looking North-Potomac River, West Virginia on the left bank. Maryland on the right bank.|
Again, note the rockiness of the shallow river. This is why George Washington envisioned a canal...which was eventually built.
|Hiking back down...water trickling over a log in Maryland.|
|A stream that runs through Maryland...|
|Pools of water from the stream...|
|Train trestle in Harpers Ferry historic area.|
We always seem to rush our days here, but there are also the canals!