I left Harper’s Ferry bright and early. The rain had moved on, but left a raging, roiling Shenandoah river. Part of the hike away from Harper’s Ferry took me right by the Shenandoah. Part of the trail near there was closed due to flooding. I just kept praying there would be no flash flooding.
The trail took me through the Historical District and past Jefferson Rock
The trail this day was both rocky and muddy at times, it also quite flat in places, which was nice.
I saw Salty Dog going southbound. He was slackpacking. I had stopped at a park, looked up, and there he was. The park had memorials dedicated to War Correspondents.
I landed at a very nice Backpacker’s Campsite, complete with hot showers and flush toilets. Someone had even put shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the showers!
There were lots of noisy section hikers. I put in my earplugs and went to sleep early!
It poured rain that night! I passed into Maryland on this day!
Dahlgren Backpacker Campground
Mile Marker 1042.0