Ballston, VA to White's Ferry, MD on the C&O canal

Ballston, VA to White's Ferry, MD on the C&O canal: 13 Jun, 2009 (81 miles)

Starting from Marymount University, Arlington VA go East on the Custis trail. Cross the Key Bridge in Rosslyn to join the C&O canal. Head north on the C&O canal to White’s Ferry. Its a fascinating trip where you will run into Blue Herons, innumerable turtles basking in the sun and cardinals. It was a tough 80 miles because of slush. We had to plough through deep slush after 2 weeks of rain. The stretch between Violette’s lock and White’s Ferry was a mess. I ventured out with Fernando, an economist and a good friend. We had a great time. On the way back we stopped for refreshments in GeorgeTown and then took the metro back from Rosslyn.