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Re: [AT-L] Penn line to Harpers

Cindy -

I've hiked that section at least 5 times at different times of
the year and never had a problem finding water - just pay
attention to where the water sources are located.  The trail
is mostly on the ridge and there are some relatively long
sections with no water source.

If you're at a shelter or campsite, there shouldn't be any
problem with fires - it 's been a fairly wet year in this area.
(We live in Maryland).

I doubt that you'll see a bear in that part of Maryland.  With
the exception of other people, the most dangerous animal
you're likely to meet on the AT in Maryland is the shelter mice.
Hang your food.

Walk softly - and have a good weekend,

>I'm planning a 4 day trip from the Pennsylvania state line to
>Harpers Ferry next weekend.  This will be my first time on any
>part of the AT and I'm looking for advice.  My questions: are there
>bear boxes along this section, or is it just a hang your food thing?
>Are open fires permitted in this area (I do have a stove).  How's
>the water supply this time of year in this area?  Any other tips or
>tricks?  I'm hiking this 40 miles over the coming Labor Day weekend.
>Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
>Cindy Smith