Day 74 - Indigo Neck, MD (C&O) to Cumberland Valley, (C&O), Sept. 27, 2015
10 - 22
A nice day with a bad ending
The day was quite uneventful as I rode along the towpath. Squrrels scrambled to get out of my way, a deer family slowly crossed the path, and after 47 km I reached Fort Frederick State Park.
After climbing the Rocky Mountains, surviving dangerous single trail paths on the Big Divide Mountain Bike Trail, after suffering hundreds of mosquito bites, being chased by dogs, balancing precariously on narrow shoulders with trucks just waiting for a mistake that would enable them to crush me, after going out of my way in more than a thousand ways to stay safe and unharmed - fate got to me when I least expected it: I was collecting wood in the dark (why exactly did I not stop earlier????) for a nice campfire and I sprained my left ankle on a rock and that pain was VERY unwelcome. After a night spent worrying about what consequences this little accident might have for the remainder of my adventure I set out in the morning to find out that although the ankle hurt when walking I could cycle without too much impediment. What a relief. So I'll just have to take the bike to the loo from now on 🙂
The Potomac as I follow it for about 300 kms....
This rock formation is known as "The Devil's Eyebrow".