GAP and C&O Canal
Fall Foliage from Pittsburgh to DC
341 miles (549 km) over
8 days from October 2, 2009 to October 9, 2009
Categories: Tour diaries, Road bikes, 1-2 weeks
Locales: North America, United States, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Washington, West Virginia
Copyright © 2009-2014 By
Rich Vertigan - (contact)
Status: Completed Nov 2009
Last update: Monday October 19, 2009 07:09 (US/Pacific) (edited Mon 13 Dec 2010 11:24 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Another Year, Another Tour
Packing List, the Bike, and Bags
And then there were two...
Day 0 - A Long Day on the Road
Day 1 - Boston, PA, to Connellsville, PA: A Mostly Dry Day
Day 2 - Connellsville, PA to Rockwood, PA: A River Runs Through It
Day 3 - Rockwood, PA, to Cumberland, MD: Windmills, Tunnels, Trains, and a LONG Downhill
Day 4 - Cumberland, MD, to Little Orleans, MD: First Day on the C&O Canal
Day 5 - Little Orleans, MD, to Williamsport, MD: OK, so we cheated, but the WMRT was wonderful!
Day 6 - Williamsport, MD, to Harper's Ferry, WV: High winds!
Day 7 - Harper's Ferry, WV, to Near Great Falls, MD: Approaching "Civilization"...
Day 8 - Great Falls, MD, to Washington, DC: Journey's End!
Afterthoughts, Lessons Learned, Etc.
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