Time  6 hours 42 minutes

Coordinates 1897

Uploaded June 3, 2016

Recorded June 2016

1,703 f
230 f
13.24 mi

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near Sunny Ridge, Virginia (United States)

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Stage 84

⇐ Link to the previous stage: 83 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VIRGINIA -Section 3.1 and 2.2 -Roller Coaster. Morgans Mill Rd to Snickers Gap and Blackburn Trail Center
⇒ Link to the next stage: 85 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - MARYLAND - Sections 5.2, 6 and 7. From Harpers Ferry (West Virginia), to Rocky Run Shelter (Maryland)

Tour of the Appalachian Trail ( Appalachian Trail ), passing through the state of Virginia (United States), in a south-north direction. For much of the route the trail follows the dividing line of the states of Virginia and West Virginia, and in its final stretch, already entirely in the state of West Virginia.

The stage corresponds to sections 2.1 and 1, according to the official distribution of sections of the Appalachian Trail, in the state of Virginia, and runs from the Blackburn Trail Center, to the historic town of Harpers Ferry, in West Virginia.

We start the march at the Blackburn Trail Center, shelter and shelter run by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, located about 300 meters from the trail, downhill. The center offers free accommodation for hikers, and has a dining room, space to install tents, a magnificent porch, showers and other services. If the day is clear, from this place you can see at a great distance the George Washington Monument and the towers of the Cathedral of Washington DC.

After the steep climb to the ridge of the mountain, and with the exception of some small sections, the trail follows a fairly flat course, followed by a very gradual descent, first to Keys Gap, and finally to Harpers Ferry.

In contrast to the memory of the grueling seesaw of the "coler coaster", in the preceding days, the walk through this section of the AT sometimes seems a comfortable walk through a park, although there are also sections with rocks and stones, very similar to those we find in Pennsylvania, with an interesting rocky ridge in the vicinity of Buzzard Rock, and a segment of the trail with many stones, in the final part, already in the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

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PATC - Blackburn Trail Center
Cruce del AT con el desvío al Blackburne Trail Center
Rocas y vista panorámica
Sendero llano por la cresta
Cresta rocosa
Buzzard Rock
David Lesser Shelter
Keys Gap. Intersección del AT con la ruta WV-9
Sendero llano
Límite del Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Tramos de sendero con mucha piedra
Primeras vistas del rio Shenandoah y bajada hacia Harpers Ferry
Shenandoah River
Harpers Ferry
Confluencia del Potomac y el Shenandoah River
Fin de la etapa. Puente sobre el río Potomac


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