DC To Harpers Ferry West Virginia

Road Trips

DC To Harpers Ferry West Virginia

Against the backdrop of a struggle toward a more enlightened view on race Harpers Ferry West Virginia is an intersting location and in general an interesting state.  West Virigina of course broke off with Virginia and the south I believe for the expressed reason of the slavery.

Harpers Ferry was one of the less than a handful of violent anti-slave uprisings.  Most abolitionist were more passive, perhaps fueled by quaker ideals.  Of which some of the early quaker meeting houses make for interesting stops when traveling through the mid-atlantic.

The drive from DC to Harpers Ferry is beautiful and can range from direct and fast on i270, to more beautiful and slower, and some combination of most beautiful and slowest.   About an hour at 55-65 speed limits with the clarksburg outlets of note about three quarters the way through.

The meandering route through W. VA and VA mountains Bolivar, and Harpers Ferry National Park with stops can be a fun day within an easy drive.

It is a beautiful drive and one wear my tuned Mercedes ran great.  She should be around 600 at the crank hp with approximately 565-585 93 octane from the tune and 23 from the air intake risers/filter, and 5-12 from the resonator delete.  Overall very thankful for the day and how she rode.

We packed to go camping but elected to just do some tubing.  About 60-90 minutes on the water with the kids sans beer and it was fun.  A beautiful day and temperature with many enjoying the social distancing socializing afforded.  I would have attempted to take pictures but learned from my trip to Xel Hai or whatever in Cancun, that it is not a good idea.

Really nice drive out either way and a nice place to hear your exhaust roar a bit when overtaking slower traffic.  It is such a beautiful drive it doesn't matter if there is traffic.  It really won't bother you at all as you look over the bonitas vistas.

There are some great high speed corners and nice uphill pulls.  We returned back on the Dulles toll road via Harpers Ferry and Bolivar, which is a beautiful but way under-speed limited road.  It could easily be a 65-70mph road for the stretches outside of dulles international airport, which itself is fairly big...

 

 

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