Our first winter in Harpers Ferry was extraordinarily mild.
So much so that this was the only hike I did under winter conditions!
Route on Strava and a short video from the hike.
Just outside the office window.
Before any hikes could happen, I had fun building a snowman with the boys.
Crossing the Shenandoah River.
The stairs at the start of the climb, on the Appalachian Trail.
Appalachian Trail South.
Definition of winter. Low sun. Cold.
Whoever invented the built-in hood system is a genius!
Typical trail conditions.
Can you spot the white Appalachian Trail blaze on the tree?
My destination for this hike: the park boundary sign.
My favorite little section of trail up near the top of the ridge, dead straight and flat through a tunnel of trees.
Frosty not looking so good a day later 😂
If you think it’s beautiful in summer, you should see this place in winter. It’s magical.