Appalachian Trail's Antietam Shelter — A Requiem

Today staff and volunteers of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy having traveled from as far away as the Hudson Valley in NY, gathered to say goodbye to a refuge and an old friend. The last original shelter along the Appalachian Trail will be dismantled. . These original shelters were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps #nationalservice program c. 1936. The shelter will be transported to Cowans gap State Park, PA and then reassembled there. 

The C&O Canal National Park - Better Than I Ever Imagined

The C&O Canal was a place that before I had gone there and experienced it first hand I held in the vein of contempt.  The United States Congress purchased the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath was in 1936 for the sum of $2 million.  Thanks to this foresight all Americans have a fantastic heritage area that preserves history, bioregions, and is connecting rural communities to new economic opportunties.  

Local Video Inspiration

I spent 16 months traveling to different spots, talking with people, and getting to know local hangouts, favorite fishing holes, and recreational hotspots to create an intimate and authentic video to highlight some of what Washington County, Maryland has to offer visitors and residents alike.