The Appalachian Trail - West Virginia and Maryland
Harpers Ferry, WV: It’s probably the second largest milestone on the AT, falling just short of the last blaze. It marks the official “unofficial” half-way point of the trail for hikers and is a glorious sight to see. It also marks the gateway into the flat lands of the AT. For around the next 500 miles or so hikers will ridge ride their way through the woods pining for elevations over 2,000 feet again, which are rarity in these parts. Hikers will not again reach an elevation over 3,000 feet until Mount Greylock near the end of the trail in Massachusetts.
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The Appalachian Trail - Virginia Pt. 2
Past hikers informed us that at this point in the trail we would be entering “the sucky third” of the trail. I’d have to disagree and say that “The Suck” doesn’t come until after Pine Grove Furnace State Park in PA. It’s hard to call the beauty the Blue Ridge Parkway and the easy-mode, pampered hiking of Shenandoah National Park sucky.
I limped in to Standing Bear Farm with a sore knee, and spent two nights there healing. I found it to be a magical place.
I’m so ready to thru hike
Loved this place! Standing Bear Farm is a must stay, in my opinion, for any thru-hiker. It’s the kind of place filled with characters you’ll only find around a place like the trail. It’s as amazing as it is sketchy. You can’t really describe this place to someone. Rather it’s one of those places you just have to experience.