I couldn't resist the great weather last week and took a 4 day trip back down to Cumberland MD. to ride the C&O, GAP and WMRT trails. Not much fall color left but there was still some to be seen.
Up on Big Savage Mountain:
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Mile 186 on the C&O where it joins the GAP trail in Cumberland:
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The Keystone and Salisbury viaducts:
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Pinkerton high bridge with the Pinkerton Tunnel in the background:
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With most of the leaves gone, good views of the river between Confluence & Ohiopyle:
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Crowded for a weekday at Ohiopyle:
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Great pictures, thanks. I am planning a three night trip next Tuesday through Thursday, driving in from NE Philly on Tuesday, then back friday morning. I was thinking of doing the WMRT and the C&O, and/or anything else in the general area that I may not be aware of. I already did the GAP trail and the Pine Creek trail this season, thanks to yours @6zfshdb and @J.R. very helpful planning advice. This sadly looks like my "last bike trip" of the season.
What would you suggest for an ideal itinerary, weather permitting? You mentioned the WMRT and the C&O as the best in the area, though I am happy to drive a bit further if there are better fish out there. I thought about the Blue Ridge trail, but am not comfortable biking on the road.
Thanks and cheers for the pics.