Towpath: Edwards Ferry

Towpath: Edwards Ferry, Montgomery County, MD, USA

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This ride began as a serious jaunt from Potomac Riverside to Edwards Ferry and east, hopefully to Seneca. When Freckles lost interest in the project, I hopped off and led her for a ways. In my attempt to remount, a rotted log gave way, Freckles stepped back, and now free, proceeded home on her own. I was rescued at Edwards Ferry by someone with a car, who drove me back. Thank you!

Despite this embarrassing return, the ride was lovely. We came close to deer and very, very close to wild turkey, found a hidden lock used for watering the canal, and did some making out. We both returned home unharmed, and Freckles found some good grass and deep mud along her return route.

Activities:Horseback riding, hiking, biking.
Location:17224 Elmer School Road and end of Edwards Ferry Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837.
Length/Surface:Towpath: hard packed dirt. River Road: gravel/dirt.

This ride covered a distance of 12.69 miles in 4 hours, 22 minutes -- about 2.9 mph.

Trail Characteristics:Double track.
Drinking Water:no
Water for Horses:Potomac River or C&O Canal. Freckles doesn't like either.
Restroom:outhouse at Edward's Ferry
Access and Parking:Lot at Edward's Ferry with room for horse trailers.
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Created by David Stang and his trusty partner Freckles, using GaiaGPS. Page last updated: January 08, 2018.