Day 4

Trip Start Jul 17, 2013
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Trip End Sep 03, 2013


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What I did
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Read my review - 5/5 stars
Skyline Drive Shenandoah National Park
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Pennsylvania
Saturday, July 20, 2013

A 7:30 am start got us moving south on rte 15 from Gettysburg on the road to Appomattox. At 9:00 am we crossed the Potomac River and soon stumbled onto Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. We didn't really have an agenda so it's time to check it out. We decided to buy the National Park Pass so we can enter most National Parks for one year. What a deal!

A free bus ride got us to the little hamlet of Harpers Ferry. The town was once an US Armory. It was an amazing manufacturing community for firearms, leather and fabric until floods decimated the town. The place that John Brown initiated a failed rebellion, further inciting divisions between the North and South, was ironically where Union Colonel Robert E. Lee captured him. Brown was later hanged for his trespasses.

After traveling through some gorgeous farm country, we moved south on rte 340 to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.  There are over 80 different points that you can look out onto the surrounding mountain range and valley, the pinnacle is 3680 ft.  At mile 51.2 - Big Meadow - we saw a small doe nursing her fawn.  This drive is well worth the trip!

Towards the end of the day, rain gear made it's first appearance of the trip... luckily we were heading in for the night and didn't have to travel to long in the weather before finding a place to stay.

What a great way to see some of the splendid views of the country! 

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