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Madison County

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  • Day56

    Shenandoah National Park

    June 19 in the United States

    Ich verliebe mich immer mehr in die Frühstücksdiner. Eier, Pancakes, Bacon, Bratkartoffeln und unbegrenzt Kaffee und Wasser und je mehr man im Land ist, desto größer die Portionen und günstiger der Preis.
    Carb-Land, wäre perfekt für dich Christoph 💪

    Ich bin auf dem Weg durch Virginia und habe spontan in einem Nationalpark gehalten. Ich sitze grade vor einem unglaublichen Wasserfall und laufe hier ein paar Wanderrouten. Auf dem Weg hierhin, abseits des Highways, ist es eig am schönsten mit den weitern Feldern und den ganzen Farmen und einzelnen Häusern. Das muss man eig gesehen haben. Notfalls Far Cry 5 spielen, spielt zwar in Montana, ist aber ähnlich. 🤘

    In jedem Fall breche ich jetzt wieder auf und lasse euch mit den Fotos alleine, auch wenn die nicht ansatzweise das einfangen können, wie es ist.

    Vielen Dank Christopher, Sebba und Christoph für die Nationalparkkarte. ☝️💪
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  • Day56

    Great Meadows Visitor Center 923.5

    June 28, 2017 in the United States

    In the afternoon I had another bear encounter. He was quite far away and I heard it more than I actually saw him but it was definitely a black bear and he looked big. That's the first one in the Shenandoahs which is supposed to have the largest population of black bears in the world, about 1 per square mile. But we still haven't seen any cubs :(
    At around 6 we arrived at a campground where we resupplied on beer and ice cream. After paying I asked the shop owner of they have a hiker box but he said that the park service doesn't like to see them because there are restaurants and shops all over the park. He went to another room and came back with two ice creams and a pack of chips :) Trail magic at its best!! Outside of the store we set up our cooking stove and started preparing Knorr Pasta Cheddar Cheese for dinner just as a man came by and offered us a 3/4 part of a pizza. We ate and drank everything, I think our hiker hunger really starts to kick in.
    Afterwards the man who gave us the pizza sat next to us. His name is Nope and he's also hiking the AT together with his granddaughter. He talked a bit about himself, a really interesting man. Vietnam veteran who was for years in Colombia to fight there against human trafficking. They will also be going to Washington DC for the 4th of July so we exchanged numbers.

    Finally we went out for the night hike that should get us to Byrds Visitor Center with WiFi where we arrived three hours later. Then we spent two hours there enjoying to be connected and finishing some open tasks. Then we set up our tent across the street to the Visitor Center

    Whoever said that Virginia - or the AT there - is flat, is lying!! It's not, BUT it is flatter than most of the parts that we already hiked. The uphills aren't as steep as elsewhere (especially the Smokies) and you usually stay on the ridge for some time. So today we had the usual game: uphill, ridge, downhill, gap... Repeat... Sometimes garnished with a nice view. Not the extraordinary views that you get when you're on the Skyline Drive Outlooks with clearings, just a rock :D At one of those outlooks we saw this stunning sunset where you could actually see the blue ridges of the mountains.
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  • Day10

    Shenandoah National Park (Virginie)

    April 11, 2017 in the United States

    Trois jours magnifiques dans le Shenandoah National Park. La première tout simplement pour se rendre au camping le long de la Sky Line Drive, à moins de 35 m/h. C'est hyper sinueux. Nous avons aussi fait deux mini randonnées qui nous amenaient aux sommets des plus hautes montagnes du parc. Vu que c'est le printemps les arbres sont toujours dépourvu de feuilles, même de bourgeons à cette hauteur, mais il fait extrêmement chaud. L'effet est particulier.

    Le deuxième jour nous avons fait une super randonnée qui nous faisait descendre dans une vallée le long de plusieurs cascades. Plus on descendait, plus il y avait de la verdure. Le paysage était encore mieux en remontant, nous suivions toute une suite de chutes. De toute les beautés!!! Nous sommes arrêté à plusieurs reprises pour se mettre les pieds dans l'eau! C'est magnifique comme sensation après une longue marche.

    Aujourd'hui nous avons fait Old Rag. J'avais noté cette randonnée sur l'itinéraire originale. C'est d'après certains sites web parmi les plus belles randonnées des États Unis. Wow! Quelle sommet de roches gigantesques. Par bout, ça ressemblait plus à de l'escalade que de la marche!

    Là nous sommes brûlé dans tout le sens du mot, par le soleil, mais aussi par plusieurs grosses journées de marche. Mais j'adore cette fatigue qui viens après avoir tout donné.
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  • Day16

    Antietam/ Harper's Ferry/Shenandoah

    November 9, 2017 in the United States

    I left Pittsburgh pretty early to get a jump on the day. The original plan was to go straight to Harper's ferry but I kept seeing signs for Antietam Battlefield and realized I was only 5 miles away. So of course I went. Hell yeah spontaneous road trips. The bloodiest battle in American history. 23,000 dead in 12 hours. That's crazy. Their movie was really interesting. Narrated by James Earl Jones. Then I continued to Harper's ferry which was much cooler and more interesting than I thought it would be. It's a really old tiny Town in West Virginia with 200 years of really important history. From the slave trade to Lewis and Clark to the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement. There is so much to see and learn but I wanted go get to camping before dark and it was starting to rain just a little. So I chose to focus on John Brown. That's where he led the raids that jump started the Civil War. His fort was renovated in 1910. Really interesting place. I could have spent days there learning about US history. Then I drove another 2 ish hours to a campsite in Shenandoah. I saw a tiny black bear cub!!!!! cross the road just in front of me. I looked around for the momma but didn't see her. It seemed weird to me that there was a bear that small this time of year. Shouldn't that happen during the spring so that the bear is big enough now to survive hibernation? I'mma do some googling tomorrow. But anyway. It's a little bit rainy. Thankfully we've avoided rain this far and it's not supossed to rain tomorrow. Hopefully it'll just continue to be misty tonight and not hit too hard. I was in 4 states and 3 national parks today!

    Sorry these all posted way late. I had no service for a while.

    More adventures tomorrow!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Madison County, مقاطعة ماديسون, মেডিশন কাউন্টি, Condado de Madison, Madison konderria, شهرستان مدیسون، ویرجینیا, Comté de Madison, Madison megye, Contea di Madison, マディソン郡, Madison Kūn, Hrabstwo Madison, میڈیسن کاؤنٹی، ورجینیا, Comitatul Madison, Мэдисон, Округ Медисон, Медісон, Quận Madison, Condado han Madison, 麥迪遜縣

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