11 June 2021
12 miles / 2,022 ft ascent / 4 hours 9 minutes moving time
I recently set out on a solo walk from Harpers Ferry to Keys Gap and return, via the Appalachian Trail that goes up Loudon Heights.
It’s the same walk I’ve done many times before, including once last year at the very start of the pandemic and again in December all the way to David Lesser shelter and return.
This time, I knew the forecast was for rain all day, but I didn’t anticipate what I was going to see out on the trail.
The entire trail, from the moment I stepped off 340 all the way to Keys Gap was under inches of water. It was flowing up, down and across the Appalachian Trail. Incredible!
This video is a compilation of clips I took on my phone throughout the day and it gives a sense of just how much water was out there: