Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member Joey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Western Maryland
    Posts
    1,808
    Images
    51

    AT Hike, N VA into MD April 2011

    This was a 4 day, 3 night hike starting from Harpers Ferry, WV. I went South on the AT the first day to Blackburn Trail Center. Temps dropped to the low 40's that night, with a nice steady rain. I woke up to 37F, but the rain had stopped. I slept great listening to rain hitting my Superfly tarp!



    The 2nd morning I headed South about 5 miles through the Devils Racecourse to Rt 7. I had a snickers bar and some water, then flipped around and headed North. The temps were hovering around 43F most of the day, and a heavy fog pervaded. I hiked back to within a mile of Keys Gap and found a great spot just up the hill about 40yds off the trail and set up. It was only 3pm, and I sat and watch a lot of folks hike by that never noticed me up the hill. Being on a hill, and rocky, I'm pretty sure no one has every camped there before. Great spot!! This was about a 16 mile day, give or take some rambing aroud I did.



    The 3rd day I hiked down to Harpers Ferry. I stopped in to the ATC for a visit, and got a cup of coffee downtown as I looked around some. Then across the Byron Memorial bridge and North on the AT I went. I had supper at Gathland, and then headed back South on the AT to a spot I passed that looked like a great hang area. It turned out to be one of the best nights I've had in awhile. Clear skies, great view. I never deployed the tarp. I watched the stars and slept like a dream. I love my hammock!!



    So, I've never made a video before. I don't have the greatest camera, and it's been dropped in a creek once, but I gave it a try. Sort of a short version of a video trip report.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfD3EBvv2Co

  2. #2
    Great stuff, thanks for the report and vid! I've been through that section many times (the MD/WVA/NVA area) there are many great spots to camp!
    "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
    It's always best if your an early riser!

  3. #3
    Senior Member lazy river road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Hammock
    Warbonnet
    Tarp
    HG/BWWD/Z-Packs
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    Woopies & Straps
    Posts
    3,328
    Images
    152
    excellent report and a beautiful section to hike. Those pics look pretty cool in the misty rain.
    Dreaming of the outdoors
    LRR
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

  4. #4
    Herder of Cats OutandBack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    6,053
    Images
    129
    Excellent trip report and video. Thanks so much. Love the fog and slow pan shots.

    I sure hope all the HF members out thru hiking the AT packed good rain gear and warm easy to dry clothing.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 54
    Last Post: 04-07-2014, 16:18
  2. April Foothills Thru Hike
    By Grits in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-07-2013, 10:58
  3. Green Ridge State Forest April 2011
    By Joey in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-24-2011, 14:37
  4. Oklahoma Hang, April 15-17, 2011
    By tarp in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 173
    Last Post: 04-21-2011, 17:30
  5. April 16/17 Richloam, FL Hike and Hang.
    By specialk198305 in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 70
    Last Post: 04-18-2011, 14:43

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •