Saturday, December 30, 2006

A Winter Walk

Paul & I took a walk on Friday on the new section of the Allegheny Highland rails to trails. This section of the trail just opened up to bikers and walkers. We had a very nice walk. The sun was shining but it was cold. As you can see from the pictures the sky was a brillant blue. We walked about 2 1/2 miles. This part of the trail goes through the Narrows. This is part of what was called The National Road. One of the first roads west. In the early 1900's there were 6 different transportation arteries through this narrow passage. Three different rail lines, a trolley line, and the road for cars. I have traveled this road all my life and this was the first time I ever walked were the railroad ran or was on the bridge. We plan to ride our bikes on the trail in the summer. Our local scenic railroad, Western Maryland Scenic Railway, still uses the rails. They run a steam train excursion every month except for Jan., Feb., & March. The outcropping of rocks is called "Lover's Leap". Indian legend says that the Chief's daughter jumped to her death with her lover from these rocks. Ann

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