#HarpersFerryNPS

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Made a quick pit stop at Harpers Ferry yesterday after a site visit in Virginia. What a cool place with so much history. The National Park Service has a historical park here that outlines a lot of cool civil war history from the area. This shot was taken from Jefferson Rock, one of the famous overlooks where Thomas Jefferson stood back in 1783 and took in a very similar view of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers converging.
‪When you’re doing museum housekeeping and you match the Civil War era clothing exhibit‬ ‪#MuseumSelfieDay . ‪PS: thanks to Volunteer Rich (pictured) for working in the exhibits with us today!‬ . (NPS Photo) ~ahc . #museumselfie #harpersferrynps #volunteer
I’ve been on this crazy journey of self-discovery since my time on the Appalachian Trail. I think it actually began when I reached the sign on Katahdin that proclaimed the Trail’s northern terminus. I touched the sign and cried; then my life changed again within the hour when I said yes to Ben, who was down on one knee, holding a ring I was terrified to touch because I just knew I would drop it and it would be lost among the rocks (thankfully, that didn’t happen). . I became a different person on that mountain. And I returned to West Virginia renewed. There have been lots of days since I’ve been back that have been tough, but there have been more days that have been so incredibly full and rewarding and, quite simply, beautiful. A couple of weeks ago I took in this view in Harpers Ferry and I was reminded of the power we have within us. We don’t talk about it enough. . It will come. That thing you’re working toward, that relationship you’re cultivating, that ONE ELEMENT of life you’re hoping to grasp and hold onto. If you are summoning it, if you want it badly enough, if you truly believe you deserve it - you will make it happen for yourself. That’s what I learned on Katahdin. That’s what I discovered when I said yes to Ben. Believe it, work for it, and life has a funny way of handing you that - or something even better. ✨ . #appalachiantrail #at2017 #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #westvirginia #womenwhohike #findyourpark #optoutside #igwriter #writing #womenwhowrite #musings
Everyone welcome my husband Tom to 3Peas as an additional photographer! He and I have been dabbling in photography for a while, it is so exciting to be able to go on this venture with him. Here are a few of his favorite shots from last weekend’s bomb cyclone. #bombcyclone #harpersferry #cold #potomac #potomacriver #naturephotography #nature #nature_perfection #nature_shooters #harpersferrynps #photographer #photography
It was 20 degrees outside and the wind made it feel like 9, but I managed to see at least a few white blazes today. This spot - Jefferson Rock - never gets old. I love the view of the Shenandoah River. • This is one of those spots for me that feels familiar and fills me with a sense of peace. We all have them. It’s amazing how humans can connect so strongly with a part of the landscape. • What’s your “spot”? • #trektheAT #at2018 #womenwhohike #appalachiantrail #harpersferry #westvirginia #wvigers #harpersferrynps
I love finding little historical towns ❤️ . . . History lesson time! In 1859 abolitionists raided Harpers Ferry to defend independent slaves in MD and VA. To this day the old town looks like how it did during that time, with many of its old buildings converted into museums. In the summer, you might even see local workers dressed in period costumes for the full experience 😉 . . . . . . #harpersferrynps #travelusa #museumhopping #harpersferrywv #exploreusa #historybuff #usatrip2017 #westvirginia #historymuseum #museumlife #harpersferry #museumgirl #americangirls #travelamerica #wandergirl #wanderful #wanderlove #americanstyle #wanderfull #travelwell #travellinggram #wanderings #jetsetting #livinginasuitcase #travelinggirl #winters #prettylittletrips #instaplace #coldaf #instaadventure
Waiting for the train to come out of the tunnel 🚂🚂🚂 . . . . Who els loves the sound of the train whistle? I find it so soothing 😂 Also, if you have not entered yet, be sure to enter the giveaway I'm hosting with a few girls on here! Details in my last picture 💕 . . . . . . . #girlgetters #wanderess #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #cybercorner #travelstyle #womenwhohike #wildernessbabes #hikingculture #travelingsolo #harpersferrywv #travelergram #mountaingirls #myatstory #travelusa #travelamerica #outdoorwomen #mtnchicksdoitbetter #radgirlslife #likeamountaingirl #travelinggypsy #wanderful #wanderlove #freshairandfreedom #wonderlust #travelcommunity #travelinggold #wandergirl #girldiscoverers #sidewalkerdaily
Beautiful day on Maryland Heights (Graffiti courtesy of G.H. Gates, Company K, 13th Massachusetts Infantry) . . . . . #civilwar #history #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryNPS #Maryland #MarylandHeights #photography #graffiti #rocks #boulders #scaredofheights #Massachusetts
We hope that you are enjoying the holiday season! The bookshop will be closed for Christmas Day and reopen tomorrow. #HappyHolidays #Christmas #ChristmasDay #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
Just as I suspected, my #kids remembered the #unique #energy and #beauty of #harpersferrywv from their first #visit in 2012. My earliest #vividmemory as a #child is also from here, and I was the same age. Also, Aiden enjoyed interpreting the NPS map and made his dad feel very #proud and #happy and #sentimental . #harpersferry #harpersferrynps
Guess what?! We’re moving out Wednesday Warrior runs to a different day. Well now be meeting Tuesday mornings at 8 AM for our trail runs. Come out to the kayak lot in harpers Ferry for an adventure. #tworiverstreads #runwalkhealth #trailrunning #trails #optoutside #harpersferrynps #running
Harper's Ferry, WV with my human!
A treasure trove of historic ruins, Harpers Ferry National Park encompasses almost 4000 acres in #WestVirginia #Maryland and #Virginia at the confluence of the #PotomacRiver and #ShenandoahRiver where there is a quaint historic town, #HarpersFerry notable as the center of 19th-century industry and the scene of John Brown's 1859 abolitionist uprising that led to the Civil War. We hardly hiked but a bit of this stunning park our #firsttimecamping but it was enough to know we will be back soon (in warmer weather) to explore more! Let's keep camping...Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA 🇺🇸 #familyhike #girlshike #hikingadventures #goadventuretogether #campinglife #gonecamping #girlscamp #exploredmv #campingwithkids #mdinfocus #gotowv #onlyinwestvirginia #westvirginialivin #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #findyourpark #familytravel #travelwithkids #gooutside #optoutside #familycamping #harpersferrycampground #littleexplorers
If you’re looking for a perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the book lover in your life, this is the gift for you! This bookmark is a beautiful, locally handmade and will be a fantastic addition to any book lover’s collection. #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
#FirstTimeCamping champs! Next day bragging rights captured in their #smiletellsitall faces as they woke up on the riverbank. They wouldn't budge from their sleeping bags until daddy got the fire going, but they did great cold-weather roughing it. I will say, we won't ever be testing this "Sleeps 10 People" tent at its full capacity. Let's keep camping...Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA 🇺🇸 #littlebuddies #goadventuretogether #almostfearless #toughgirls #campinglife #gonecamping #girlscamp #exploredmv #campingwithkids #mdinfocus #gotowv #onlyinwestvirginia #westvirginialivin #harpersferry #potomacriver #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #findyourpark #familytravel #travelwithkids #gooutside #optoutside #familycamping #harpersferrycampground #riverriders #sunriseview #littleexplorers
Flakes, flurries, swirls, or crystals - we’ll take any snow during Olde Tyme Christmas! #Snow #Snowfall #FirstSnow #OldeTymeChristmas #OTC #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
The lighting of the Yule log for Olde Tyme Christmas at #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #harpersferry #jeffersoncountywv #findyourpark
Rick Garland shares tales of Yuletide past at #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #harpersferry #jeffersoncountywv
Park Ranger Melinda Day gets the 2017 Olde Tyme Christmas festival underway in #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #jeffersoncountywv
The holiday season is upon us! Find the perfect gift for anyone on your list with our brand new holiday gift guide. Check out the link in the bio for the complete guide. #Holiday #Holidays #HolidaySeason #HolidaysAreComing #Gift #Gifts #GiftGuide #GiftIdeas #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
Reflecting on God’s glory while reflecting the glory of God in the world around us 🍂
Harpers Ferry 1861 . (Image Source: The Confederate Soldier 1861-1865, Louisville Courier-Journal 1897) . . . . . #harpersferry #nps #harpersferrynps #nationalpark #FindYourPark #civilwar #maryland #1861 #marylandheights #photography #sketch #westvirginia #virginia #shenandoah #potomacriver
It’s #MuseumStoreSunday ! Make sure to support your local stores and your history! #MSS #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
Harper's Ferry changed hands eight times during the Civil War. Bolivar Heights witnessed more battle action than any other place in Harper's Ferry. . . . #harpersferry #gotowv #naturelover #nationalpark #harpersferrynps #nps #natureaddict #optoutside #hikersofinstagram #outdoorjunkie #mountainlove #redefiningmotherhood #wanderoutstayout #exploremore #westvirginia #flatlander_adventures
Today’s the day! It’s #SmallBusinessSaturday ! That means that it’s the perfect time to #ShopSmall and support your National Park! Stop by the bookshop or check out our online store. #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
It’s Black Friday! Not only can you get savings in the bookshop today, but online shopping can be a way to support us, as well. Use the link in our bio when shopping on Amazon for all your holiday needs. #BlackFriday #Thanksgiving #ShoppingOnline #Shopping #Amazon #AmazonSmile #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
Found a new bench to soak in the Harpers Ferry gap view from Schoolhouse Ridge South and Jackson's Right Flank Battlefields. Love these trails! #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #harpersferry #jeffersoncountywv
A closer look at the #beautiful Harpers Ferry surrounded by colorful #trees shot from a bridge over the #Potomac #river . #harpersferrynps #harpersferry #fallleaves #potomacriver #cmore_life #nature #ig_shutterbugs #photography #Nikon
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