Plan on soaking up incredible amounts of Civil War History in this section.
When I went through I got surprised by a cold snap and had to use leaves mounded under my UQ to stay war on 2 nights.
+1 to South Mountain Inn-fine dining, funny being a stinky hiker sitting across from some polished types in from DC for the weekend (they have an alcove by the front door for your backpacks)....
def. get the 'I got water from the Garvey Spring' t-shirt, you'll never forget the climb back up