C & O tow path questions
After many years wanting to, this fall I'm finally doing it .
So far I'm doing a cross bike with a bob trailer. Fenders, rear racks, panniers, many years bike commuting experience.
Where do you camp there? I'm going from dc to Pittsburgh .
Going to bring water filters.
Any good or must have books for the trail? Or just wing it ?
This is a ride I would like to try someday too.
I have no first hand info.
But would suggest you check out crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: A place for bicycle tourists and their journals.
Do a search for C & O and you will find many trip reports from others who have done this route. My interest comes from reading many of these reports.
I'm actually doing this ride in September with some buddies, but we're going from Pittsburgh to DC.
There are actually two trail systems used, the Great Allegheny Passage: Great Allegheny Passage - www.gaptrail.org
And the C&O Towpath: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park - Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
There are numerous camping and lodging sites along the paths. Just take a look at this section from DC to Cumberland (C&O Towpath):http://www.nps.gov/choh/upload/Recre...t-nov-2011.pdf
The GAP link above also has links for Camping and Lodging. It seems like a well developed trail system so finding food and water also shouldn't be much of an issue.
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