We met at the Cumberland train station

Megan's first long-distance bikepacking trip

DEC 11 2017

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Thanks Megan for sending us your feedback.

I can't believe it took me so long to email! We met at the Cumberland train station near the end of September; I had just completed the GAP trail on a yellow Schwinn and was headed on to DC.

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Biking across the 620-foot long Ohiopyle low bridge, looking over Youghiogheny River.   Both high and low bridges over the Youghiogheny river near Ohiopyle were built in 1912. 

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 This famous view is seen between Confluence and Ohiopyle where poplar tress and smooth pressed trail welcome all level of trail bikers, hikers, walkers.

Just wanted to write and tell you what an amazing trip it was! It was actually my first long-distance bikepacking trip and I went out there without a super concrete plan, thinking I would wing things as I went along. Although there were a few mishaps, I learned a lot! I loved the connection that the towns had with the trail overall, and felt very welcomed everywhere I went. The trail itself seemed very well maintained and I had no issues following the path or finding campsites and other resources.

Anyways, I've attached a few pictures from my trip. I'm no photographer, but the scenery helped itself! Hopefully you can find a use for them.

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 Looking up the Casselman River from the 543-foot long Pinkerton high bridge. 

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 View from 663-foot long Ohiopyle high bridge. The Ohiopyle High Bridge is a structure that carries the Great Allegheny Passage trail across the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 

If you have any questions about my experience, feel free to ask!

...Sent in email from Megan A, trip was back in September 2017.


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