C&O Towpath, Day 5

O glorious Day 5! Sunlight and dry Towpath! Dawn frightened us.  Harper’s Ferry from Hancock is longer even than Hancock from Cumberland, and after the “Long Slog” (that is the name of Day 4) we were exhausted in legs and spirit.  Our quads ached.   And now we faced another longer day of staring right over our handlebars […]

C&O Towpath, Day 4

Cumberland, MD is the transfer city, where the Great Allegheny Passage ends and the C&O Towpath begins.  Day 3, we zoomed down through the Cumberland Narrows, the gap up into mountains and on to Pittsburgh and the Ohio River, the pass that connected the East with what was then called the “West” of the U. S. […]