September 20
Harpers Ferry, WV

Phone journal: Steady's brother Dan, thru hiker a few years ago, trail name Optimus Prime, slackpacked everyone for 2 days. The crew stayed in the Comfort Inn in Harpers Ferry. The Potomac was in full flood below the AT/highway bridge. Monday was a bad day to try and find food as most places close on Monday (like up here in Dahlonega). Song's parents treated everyone to dinner at Ruby Tuesday. I didn't know they served freeze dried dinners!

One of the features of Harpers Ferry is the HQ of the Appalachian Trail Conference. If you are a thru hiker, you get your picture taken for the annual album. Murray was the 57th southbounder this year. There had been about 560 northbounders come through so far.

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