Thursday, July 11, 2013
PQ 8 and 9
We headed out early Friday morning for PQ 8- Fair Hill. We did this one in the rain two years ago but didn't do it last year. I'm glad we went back this year. This was a different hike- one to commemorate the Mason-Dixon line. I didn't remember much about it other than it representing the line between the North and South during the Civil War. Although Maryland does not seem like the south :)
It was really neat to read about placing the 200+ monuments every mile; 250 years ago and they were really accurate! We had a nice day out but it was still pretty warm in the sun. When there were no trail markers after the turn-around, I thought it might be a long day. Fortunately my instinct was right and we made it back without turning around. And we were able to confirm to the Park rangers that yes there are trail markers missing.