It was a cold and hard hike today. Going up and down steep hills, and walking them like a mountain goat. It’s been so cold the past few days, that this interesting mushroom was actually a frozen piece of art.
Along our meandering trail route, bushwacking and following deer paths, glimpses of the railroad tracks kept us heading the right direction. Passing the Davis Tunnel, which was the last Old Main Line tunnel built. This 497 foot long tunnel was built in 1906 by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, one of the oldest railroad lines in the United States. The route originates just outside of Baltimore at the Relay station and heads west, ending up at Point of Rocks, Maryland.
A little further down the line is another tunnel bridge, this one is known as the Davis Branch Bridge. An original stone arched bridge, built in the 1830’s is unique. Having three braces added for support, it is thought that this bridge was subjected to a storm’s wrath.
Babbling brooks graced most of our way. That is, when we weren’t going up or down some steep hill.
Now that I’ve thawed out a bit, time to get caught up with the mundane after a fun adventure out in the woods. Hope you had fun with Black Friday today.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Baltimore, Foot Prints, history, Maryland Area Hikes, travel
Looks like a pleasant day even if it was cold. Thanks for reminding me what sunshine looks like!
LOL ! Anytime! We did have two solid days of rain, and then 30 degree temps which is unusual for us this time of year. You’ve done great with your recent adventure.
Thanks, the weather was a lot crappier than forecast, but the trip was worth it, a pair of golden eagles, a dozen bald eagles, 10,000+ geese, and a few tweety birds to boot.
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Wow, this boring post was shared? Thanks Paul. 🙂
Looks like fun!
It was fun, but hard !!
What a gorgeous place!
This amazes me as I thought people would think this was dull. Thank you so much for appreciating what I saw on this hike.
Sure thing! I live close enough to that park, I will have to endeavor to check it out one of these days.
Those frozen mushrooms almost look like oyster or escallop shells.
These mushrooms really caught my attention. Quite unusual. Thanks Fatima for noticing.