I got up this morning to see what sunrise at the junction of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers looks like and I wasn't disappointed. Dawn had broken, but the sun hadn't yet peeked above the Blue Ridge Mountains by the time I got to the point in Harpers Ferry Historic district. The CSX rail line from the Shenandoah Subdivision and Cumberland Subdivision cross the Potomac on the B&O Railroad Crossing just upstream from its confluence with the Shenandoah. As the tracks enter Maryland they enter the Harpers Ferry Tunnel just below Maryland Heights Cliff. I crossed the B&O bridge to Maryland and hiked another portion of the Appalachian Trail while I crossed. So far I've walked about 1 mile of the trail so there's only about 2,179 miles left. The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail has invited everyone to get outside and hike 100 miles on the Appalachian Trail during the year 2016. I'll have to find another opportunity to get in the other 99 miles this year. Hope you enjoy the early morning look at Harpers Ferry and the two rivers that meet there.
After returning to Winnie, we spent the day relaxing. No sightseeing. We head to Baltimore tomorrow for some family time. There probably will be some kid pictures. Stay tuned.