Trip Planning: GAP and C&O Canal Trails

Repository of maps, trip reports, and other planning information for a possible future 330-mile bikepacking trip from Pittsburgh to DC.

Maps and Planning

Bikepacking the GAP Trail and C&O Canal Trail

Bike About: GAP and C&O Trails

C&O Canal Trail / Great Allegheny Passage Trip Planner

5 Books To Read Before Bike Touring From Pittsburgh To Washington D.C

The C&O Canal Towpath History

Pittsburgh To DC: GAP And C&O Canal Trip Elevation Profile


Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage / C & O Canal

Trip Reports

Solo on the GAP Trail: Forest Bathing, Stories, and Delights

The UncoveringPA Guide to Biking the Great Allegheny Passage: Pittsburgh to Connellsville

The UncoveringPA Guide to Biking the Great Allegheny Passage: Connellsville to Confluence

The UncoveringPA Guide to Biking the Great Allegheny Passage: Confluence to Cumberland, Maryland

Trail Conditions

OT2020: OT Sec 10 (again)

After last weekend, some of our party skipped out on Mondays day hike so a few of us got back together and knocked out the 7.7 miles they missed. This means our little group of hikers is close to completing Section 10. The toe socks worked well to eliminate the toe problems I encountered on last weeks hike. I think part of the problem may be boots that are too loose due to weight loss. More investigation is needed.

The Little Vase That Was

It’s been a quiet six years on this blog! We’re quite alive although life, as it’s prone to do, got in the way of posting about our adventures. This post isn’t intended to catch the reader up on happenings but rather to test out our continued ability to post.

It’s finished! This was my first time turning an open segmented piece in two parts and then glueing them together. This made it easier to access the inside but it complicated the overall process and made it more like making two pieces simultaneously. The finished piece consists of maple and walnut, 12 segments/row, approximately 15 inches tall by 8 inches wide (37cm x 21cm). Continue reading “The Little Vase That Was”