Saturday - Day 1
Betsy and I left on Saturday morning to meet with other riders of the Country Roads Cyclists for a club ride I was scheduled to lead. We started on the Great Allegheny Passage in Frostburg MD, peddled to Myersdale PA, and then back for a RT distance of 32 miles. The weather was sunny and perfect.
The Great Allegheny Passage, the Cumberland to Pittsburgh trail, runs for 150 miles from Cumberland, MD to Point State Park in Pittsburgh, PA with a 52-mile branch to the Pittsburgh International Airport.
The Rail-Trail climbs up Big Savage Mountain and through the tunnel to a high elevation plateau. Depicted here is one of the smaller roadway under passes.
A beautiful field full of Queen Anne's Lace just outside of Meyersdale.
The restored depot at Myersdale. The depot has a model train display and museum. The museum has lots of great photos and artifacts of area railroading.
Not something you see every day! These folks were from Pittsburg and this was part of a family reunion outing.
This is about 3 miles south of the old town of Deal PA. The shot was taken from atop the Makenzie Hollow Road Tunnel - the Highest point on the GAP - 2392'.
This was taken on the return trip to Frostburg. It is on the south side of the Big Savage tunnel. The stunning view looks off to The Narrows, just outside of Cumberland MD.
We saw many beautiful late Summer wild flowers along the trail.
We finished up the ride around 2:00 and went back to Frostburg to check into the Frostburg Motel and Inn. Is spite of it's rather austere appearance our newly remodeled room was spotless and more than adequate. We shared the place with an army of Cable installers.