A few days ago, we went hiking with Diana’s family at Harper’s Ferry. “Hiking” might be a stretch. It was more like a leisurely nature walk because there’s only so fast you can go with a toddler. As has been my experience everywhere else, as soon as we got a bit away from the parking lots, we were the only ones on the trail.
Even though it wasn’t the hikiest of hikes, we really enjoyed the company and the walk.
(We also bought an annual pass ($80) and this park cost $10, so if we spend $70 more in the year, it was worth the cost.0
We took the shuttle down to the Lower Town and then walked back to the visitor’s center. Can you see the sign behind the C&O Canal trail?
View from Lower Town
Apparently it was painted sometimes between 1903 and 1906 and reads Mennen’s Borated Talcum Toilet Powder. The NPS site says they tried removing it in the early 60s but it reappeared four years later.
I like the idea of just leaving it. Don’t remove it, don’t restore it, just let it fade naturally.
Three Seed Pods Floating in the Air