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Harpers Ferry

Discussion in 'The Civil War Traveler's Companion' started by reading48, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. reading48

    reading48 Captain

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    Another bucket list completed...walked (climbed) the Maryland Heights lookout....It felt like 4 miles up hill both ways but got it done in 2-1/2 Hrs.....not bad for an old Sailor....:cool:
     
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  3. Podad

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    Glad you are able to see it like that. I will have to stick with the short walks.
     
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    Sorry to hear that .....You can miss so much if You are unable to travel off the beaten path
     
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    Buckeye Bill 1st Lieutenant

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    Did you tour the Bolivar Heights Battlefield (North and South sections)?
     
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  6. brass napoleon

    brass napoleon Colonel Retired Moderator Member of the Year Honored Fallen Comrade

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    Congrats! It's one helluva hike, but well worth it! :thumbsup:
     
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    Yes Bill....we were touring all over.....Lots of stair cases to be climbed...
     
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    Maryland Heights trail is a brute. especially if you go all the way up to the fort. I consider myself to be in good shape and the way up was a test. But the nice thing is not many go all the up and you are rewarded with wonderful views.

    I would like to hike the Loudon Heights trails. Wife and I were there for a day and were able to hike Maryland Heights and Bolivar Heights.
     
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    brass napoleon Colonel Retired Moderator Member of the Year Honored Fallen Comrade

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    The Loudoun Heights trails are a lot easier, but nice too. Here's a pic I took of Maryland Heights from Loudoun Heights. (Wish I could find my pics from Maryland Heights, but no luck so far. :redface:)

    Loudoun-Maryland-Heights.jpg
     
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    brass napoleon Colonel Retired Moderator Member of the Year Honored Fallen Comrade

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    Aha, found em!

    Here's another pic from Loudoun Heights:



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    And from Maryland Heights:

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    God's Country!!
     
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  11. reading48

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    Yes went all the way ....As you say It's a test but well worth the time and effort as well as the satisfaction.
     

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