Photos by Ken Clark, 2007/05/13.
Historic Harpers Ferry, seen from Maryland Heights.
Looking east, downstream on the Potomac River, from the Stone Fort Trail on Maryland Heights.
The group at the Stone Fort on Maryland Heights.
Jody and Andy take in a view to the west from Loudoun Heights.
Ellen and John take a break on an outcrop overlooking the Potomac River from Loudoun Heights.
A Baltimore Oriole, one of many seen and heard along the rivers.
Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa), an aggressive invasive.
Violet Wood Sorrel (Oxalis violacea).
Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus), found in a grove of pawpaw trees, the caterpillar's hostplant.
The flower of a Pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba).
One-flowered Cancerroot (Orobanche uniflora) does not have green leaves because it is parasitic on other plants.
Squawroot (Conopholis americana) has no leaves and is parasitic on the roots of trees.
Other pictures from Harpers Ferry:
More information about Harpers Ferry:
MidAtlanticHikes.com: Hike description and trail map of Maryland Heights
NPS: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
NPS: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Park
Sierra Club Howard County Group: