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2015-09-07 - Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath with Mary

~6.2 miles @ ~17.3 min/mi

"Wow, a huge Great Blue Heron - I hope it's still there when we get back!" I tell Mary as we run along the C&O Canal towpath. We rendezvous on a sultry-warm morning at Lock 7 and begin by walking a couple of miles upstream. At milepost 9 we turn back and do an 11:43 mile, walk a mile to recover, then trot another mile in 12:32. (Yay! - fist-bump, Dr M!) Big snapping turtles sun themselves on sticks floating in the stagnant water, but upon our return the heron is gone. A scary-gigantic sign by the Potomac River warns "STOP DAM AHEAD DEADLY UNDERTOW GET TO SHORE".

(trackfile) - ^z - 2015-09-29