I visited the Catoctins, which are a separate ridge just east of the Blue Ridge, really technically the Piedmont, very old. I wanted to be a little fitter for a mandatory Medicare physical on Thursday.
I remember a Sierra Club hike on a rainy fall day in 1972, before “My Second Coming”. Catoctin Park is now managed by the National Park Service, but Cunningham Falls is a state park.
1 Thurmont overlook
2 Air raid sirens as I leave the overlook from the valley below
3 Police appear on the road, tell me this is their “second rescue” of the day
4 Hog Rock, .4 mile from the road
5 Motorcycle gang with pop music
6 Blue Ridge over the next valley (Middletown)
7 Cunningham Falls
(Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 9 PM EDT)