|Large Ash Tree: 95.52 feet tall|
|Large Ash Tree: 12ft, 7 inch cbh|
|One of my favorite trees in Harper's Ferry: 86.2 ft. tall Locust Tree|
|Tubing down the Potomac. The Shenandoah River merges with the Potomac just to the right of this photo.|
I drove out to Harper's Ferry West Virginia yesterday for some much needed mountain time. I wanted to measure a couple of trees I've had my eye on from previous visits to the area in the spring. The small town was bustling with tourists, and I saw what appeared to be a couple of Southbound AT thru hikers passing through. The last time I was in the area was in the spring before the leaves came out, so it was nice to see the mountains leafed out. The highlight of the day was measuring my favorite tree in town, a locust tree growing next to John Brown's fort, the building John Brown and a few of his followers barricaded themselves during the Harper's Ferry arsenal raid in 1859...