Adventuring's Easter Parade this year will take us up the Potomac River beyond Williamsport, MD to an unusually historic and scenic stretch of the C&O Canal. The Canal's Dam No. 5 was the target of numerous Confederate attacks during the Late Unpleasantness, none more determined than the one led by Stonewall Jackson himself in late December 1861. After reviewing the military actions around Dam No. 5, we'll proceed upriver past an historic mill to Four Locks, a very pretty section where the Canal took a short cut across an inconvenient neck of land. Our turnaround point is McCoys Ferry, with its own rich history. Total length of our easy-to-moderate round-trip hike will not exceed 7.5 miles, with virtually no elevation gain. Bring beverages, lunch, and about $15 for transportation and trip fees. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station.