Pittsburgh to DC on the Great Allegheny Pass and C&O Canal

The start in the Burgh. Local artwork lines the trail on the way out of town.
The start in the Burgh. Local artwork lines the trail on the way out of town.
A side trip to Falling Waters. It was worth the 4 mile climb to the house!
A side trip to Falling Waters. It was worth the 4 mile climb to the house!
Muddy conditions for the rest of the ride (4days) to DC
Muddy conditions for the rest of the ride (4days) to DC
Stopped in Rockwood for some food, felt like we traveled back in time.
Stopped in Rockwood for some food, felt like we traveled back in time.
lots of cool bridges and tunnels
lots of cool bridges and tunnels
Paul & I, fully loaded muddy bikes
Paul & I, fully loaded muddy bikes
Made it to Meyersdale (85 miles), too muddy to camp we crashed at Yoders B&B
Made it to Meyersdale (85 miles), too muddy to camp we crashed at Yoders B&B
The continental divide, it's down hill from here
The continental divide, it’s down hill from here
Big Savage tunnel for some really dark riding
Big Savage tunnel for some really dark riding
Post tunnel view, stunning
Post tunnel view, stunning
An afternoon in Frostburg to visit Paul's family's home town.
An afternoon in Frostburg to visit Paul’s family’s home town.
The problem with a wet summer? A muddy single track C&O Canal for the next 150 miles. Still a lot of fun
The problem with a wet summer? A muddy single track C&O Canal for the next 150 miles. Still a lot of fun
After 85 muddy miles we needed food and shelter. "luckily" we stumbled upon the Little Orleans Lodge. A converted hostel, I'm pretty sure the only thing converted was they raised the prices & renamed it a B&B for bikers. However, it was clean and they even fed us for $7 each. I also now know what scrapple is...
After 85 muddy miles we needed food and shelter. “luckily” we stumbled upon the Little Orleans Lodge. A converted hostel, I’m pretty sure the only thing converted was they raised the prices & renamed it a B&B for bikers. However, it was clean and they even fed us for $7 each. I also now know what scrapple is…
Steve, out Little Orleans Lodge host, hanging out in his kitchen waiting on dinner
Steve, out Little Orleans Lodge host, hanging out in his kitchen waiting on dinner
Total mudfest!
Total mudfest!
!st and only flat of the trip & it happened to Paul on the street in West Virginia
!st and only flat of the trip & it happened to Paul on the street in West Virginia
The Tea Hose Hostel in Harpers Ferry, WV. One of the coolest parts of the trip. We shared a room with 10 people all hiking the AT. Their stories and happiness was great to share. Stayed up late just talking and listening to stories. Perfect day.
The Tea Hose Hostel in Harpers Ferry, WV. One of the coolest parts of the trip. We shared a room with 10 people all hiking the AT. Their stories and happiness was great to share. Stayed up late just talking and listening to stories. Perfect day.
Harpers Ferry, WV
Harpers Ferry, WV
20 miles from DC and the packed mud fried my derailleur and snapped my chain. Luckily, Paul to the rescue! Removed derailleur, pieced chain back together & it was a single gear ride for the rest of the trip!
20 miles from DC and the packed mud fried my derailleur and snapped my chain. Luckily, Paul to the rescue! Removed derailleur, pieced chain back together & it was a single gear ride for the rest of the trip!
Pittsburgh fans love their jerseys!
Pittsburgh fans love their jerseys!
Great meal at the old school Peppi's. Pittsburgh was a great town to bike around for the day. Great food, artwork and history.
Great meal at the old school Peppi’s. Pittsburgh was a great town to bike around for the day. Great food, artwork and history.
Great Pittsburgh street art
Great Pittsburgh street art
Night 1 in Connellsville. Free adirondacks on the trail, great timing since it started to rain!
Night 1 in Connellsville. Free adirondacks on the trail, great timing since it started to rain!
We're off to Meyersdale
We’re off to Meyersdale

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