View Full Version : Harpers Ferry???

Big Suave
04-03-2009, 08:52
Does anyone think a food drop in Harpers Ferry is necessary?

Jack Tarlin
04-03-2009, 10:51
You'll probably figure out a way to get to the supermarkets out in nearby Charles Town, but then again, maybe you won't. A small drop sent to the ATC office (and not the Post Office) might not be such a bad idea.

Then again, the Outfitter has a small food section, and there's probably enough there to get you into Maryland where you'll find several small markets near the Trail.

Big Suave
04-03-2009, 11:49

04-04-2009, 14:04
Across the river in Maryland is Sandy Hook Grocery: 301-834-8353, 18952 Sandy Hook Rd. Map (http://maps.yahoo.com/map?q1=18952%20Sandyhook%20Rd%20Knoxville%20MD&mag=2&lat=39.326238&lon=-77.709169&ard=1#mvt=m&lat=39.326238&lon=-77.709169&mag=2&zoom=17&q1=18952%2520Sandyhook%2520Rd%2520Knoxville%2520MD&gid1=12633408)

Himes Store, north of Weverton at 1324 Weverton Rd. 301-834-9815 Map (http://maps.yahoo.com/map?q1=18952%20Sandyhook%20Rd%20Knoxville%20MD&mag=2&lat=39.326238&lon=-77.709169&ard=1#mvt=m&lat=39.347798&lon=-77.677929&mag=2&zoom=16&tt=himes%20store&tp=1&q1=1324%2520weverton%2520rd%2520Knoxville%2520MD&gid1=12646403)

Himes Store is down the mountain from the Ed Garvey Shelter. There is a gated access road that begins about 35 yards north of Himes store and extends about 3/4 mile uphill to the AT. The junction w/ the AT is about 1/4 mile south of shelter.
It isn't marked and is a little concealed but if you're looking for it you'll probably see it.

04-05-2009, 14:04
I don't think so. I stopped at the gas station/C-store at a road crossing just south of HF for a few pounds of junk food, ate BBQ and ice cream in HF, then hiked to the Free State Hostel and got a ride to the grocery in town there.