Hilltop House, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Bridge over the C & O Canal leading to the Maryland Heights trailhead.
C & O canal
Maryland Heights trailhead along Sandy Hook Road
Plaque explaining the significance of Maryland Heights
Donna heading up the Maryland Heights trail
Maryland Heights played a big part during the Civil War
During the Civil War the summit of Maryland Heights was bare.
The trail at this point is very steep.
It's hard to imagine dragging a cannon up this steep trail.
When Abraham Lincoln came to this point during the Civil War he turned around because of the steepness.
A spider web glissens in the sun
There was an inner and outer fort at the top of Maryland Heights.
Log stairs leading to the inner fort
Some of the walls of the inner fort.
Another view of the inner fort.
Inner fort looking North
Our favorite bagel: Super Cinnamon
This battery overlooked the Potomac River
View from 100 lb. battery; looking South
The powder magazines were dug into the mountain and then covered with wood and then more dirt.
Site of the three 30 pound Parrot Rifles.
With a range of 2200 yards, boats along the Potomac were at the mercy of these guns.
Approaching the overlook at Maryland Height Cliffs.
View of Harpers Ferry from cliffs.
Closer view of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Looking down on the muddy Shenandoah River.
Cliffs overlooking Harpers Ferry, Marylang Heights.
Looking west: left to right; Hilltop House (West Virginia), Potomac River, C & O canal towpath, canal and Sandy Hook Road.
Lots of people on the C & O canal towpath.
Unusual erosion in rocks on top of Maryland Height cliffs.
Mike standing on cliffs overlooking Harper Ferry, West Virginia
More cliffs along Maryland Heights.
Confluence of the Shenandoah (r) and the Potomac (l) with remnants of bridge pilings.
Because of the heavy rains from the past week the Shenandoah appears muddy.
Both rivers were high.
Kayaker on the Shenandoah.
Remnants of an old railroad bridge.
Donna standing on Sandy Hook Road above railroad track at the east end of the tunnel. We came down from the cliffs on Maryland Heights by way of herd path.
New AT sign at the point where the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers converge; Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Kayaker on the now muddy Potomac river.
Looking south towards the Route 340 bridge across the Potomac River.
Views of the Maryland Height Cliffs from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
"John Brown's Fort". This is not the original location of the structure.
Plaque explaining John Brown Raid on Harpers Ferry.
Corner of Hog Alley and Potomac Street.
Donna enjoying some soft frozen custard.
We walked up Washington Street to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The official picture (at the Appalachian Trail Convervancy) of "Jibitz" who hiked the AT from 4/10 to 9/10