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Harpers Ferry National Historic Park "Official Event"

  • Apr 26, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE! CHANGE YOUR RSVP ACCORDINGLY IF THIS EFFECTS YOU!

Come join Brenda for a day at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

http://www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm

One day won't cover this beautiful park, so we will visit the top spots.


We will start heading up to the Historic Church of Saint Peter on the cliff. It is beautiful with stained glass windows and a nice view over the town. Next we will head up the trail towards Jefferson Rock. Jefferson Rock provides awesome views with opportunities to do HDR and panorama.
Then we will return down the trail to town with a stop in the ruins of the original church. At this time, we will have lunch at one of the local establishments. If anyone is more familiar and has a recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. We will go about the town and head to the train station. Also, we can head to the river shore below and over to the other train bridge that you can walk on. Make sure you wear good walking/hiking shoes, bring water, and tripods or monopod. The steps leading to the church are uneven so proper shoes are important. Let's start setting up a carpool. It is $10 per vehicle. Now they have park rangers set up at the train station to collect fees. There is a park and ride at the end of I-70 inside the beltway if anyone is interested in meeting me there. I have a SUV with plenty of cargo room for gear. I plan to leave there at 7:30 so we can get prime parking at the train station and before people will crowd the overlook.

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  • Brenda M.

    So far the vote is to go early. I think we could get some great stuff by noon if we start at 7:00 SHARP. So plan to be there a couple minutes early please. Don't forget water, good shoes, tripods, and lunch money if you want to hang out in town afterwards.

    April 25, 2014

  • Brenda M.

    I have sent everyone an email about tomorrow with options to vote on. Please check your email and respond to me at [masked] as soon as possible. Thank you!

    April 25, 2014

  • Brenda M.

    Weather may not cooperate everyone. Please keep an eye here for a possible cancellation. I will post by 6pm tomorrow evening.

    April 24, 2014

  • David T.

    Going to try to make it. Is there a lot of walking?
    Are you planning to meet at the train station at 9>

    April 23, 2014

    • Brenda M.

      Not a ton of walking. The hardest part is walking up the uneven steps to the church. But everything is broken up with breaks. My knees are crunchy so I understand that going up is not always easy.

      April 23, 2014

    • Brenda M.

      Train Station at 9 sharp. Ideal to be there a few minutes early.

      April 23, 2014

  • Brenda M.

    Let's set up carpooling. Since I live above the city, I will pick up anyone who wants to ride with me at the park and ride on I-70.

    April 14, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Either date works for me. May be best to consider rescheduling to ensure there are no conflicts with Members who may want to atttend.

    January 10, 2014

    • Brenda M.

      That is what I was thinking. But wanted to put it out there first. Thanks!

      January 10, 2014

  • Brenda M.

    I just realized that this is Easter weekend. Will this be easier for everyone to keep it where it is or move this to the following Saturday?

    January 9, 2014

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