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... the river from a book Down River Canoe had. We saw there were some islands coming up around where we planned on stopping and had heard there was potentially camping on them, so we planned to head there. We went through our second set of class II rapids, but they were much less interesting than the first, possibly because the river was higher from the rain. We somehow missed the islands, but we stealth camped a little ways past them in what seemed like a disused river recreation area ...
Located in a gorge at the confluence of Potomac and
Shenandoah Rivers in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Harpers Ferry is a small town
best known for John Brown’s raid in 1859. I had visited Harpers Ferry once
before when I lived in the DC area more than 20 years ago but don’t recall it
all that well. Maybe that’s partly because I went with a co-worker named
Armando who seemed to view it as a date while ...
... in a "cooler"! I polished off one there, and took another to have with dinner. Further up the hill a dog ran past us, drank from a stream, then ran back down the hill. A few minutes later the dog returned, this time with his owner with him. We talked for a good while, he showed me where to find Scarlet Snakes, taught us some history of the area, we found out the rock I took the photo of him/and his dog on was named after is Ferret...Blizzard Rock....pretty cool! It ...
... br> 1863 - West Virginia leaves Virginia to re-joining the Union side.
1867 - Stoller College founded as a freed black college.
1870 - 1936 6 large floods raising the river level between 28 and 39 feet cos the town to collapse effectively.
1906 - Niagara Movement (Forerunner of the NAACP), civil rights movement holds its first meeting at Stoller.
Apologies for the reference to the colour of people (I'm not racist), I should say ...
Because there is a bunch of waterfalls and by crikey they're grrrrrrreat. In all seriousness, they are very impressive and very powerful. The national park takes you down the side of the Potomac for a couple of miles, and you look down on lots of white water - and barking people trying to Kayak up the river. Lovely day out today, walking around in t-shirts as Verwood is drowning in rain. Happy days :-) Oh and bournemouth turned Sheffield Wednesday over ...