21 June 2021
5 miles / 1,122 ft ascent / 5 hours
I’m proud of my boys for climbing to the top of Maryland Heights under their own steam! Especially since it was 90 F (32 C) that day and a tough walk even for mum and dad!
(It was their second mountain summit after Weverton Cliffs.)
O wore his green dinosaur backpack the whole way, so he could collect things along the way. Here he is striding along the C&O canal:
And here’s D climbing up Maryland Heights. He brought a Lego set and a plastic bag to collect a caterpillar (which we eventually found and brought home to release in our garden).
Half way up Maryland Heights. Managed to get the whole family smiling at the camera:
The top! The view from Maryland Heights, looking across the Potomac river to Harpers Ferry, is fantastic.
Here’s the family portrait at the top. We were all hot and sweaty from the climb. D loved dipping his hat into the streams to cool himself off. All in all, a fantastic family day out!