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Trip Reports

Many people write up trip reports either along the way or when they get home. Here are the trip reports we know about. If you'd like us to add yours, drop us a note at giving the dates of the trip and the web address (URL) of your writeup.  If you don't have a web site of your own, check out , where there's a place for cyclists to keep their trip logs and trip reports.

For itineraries for trips with a variety of daily mileages and lodging choices, see the sample itineraries in the Planning Guide, Linking Up. For the itineraries of past Yockatomac Treks, see the trip plans on the Make Your Own Trip page.

2009 trips

David has started a journal on his planned 2009 trip.

2008 trips

Report on Venture Outdoors trip celebrating Pittsburgh 250, September-October 2008.

Brian reports on his trip from Pittsburgh to Washington in 2008

John reports on his trip on the Great Allegheny Passage with a ride on the steam train in June 2008.

Bob also reports on a trip on the Great Allegheny Passage in June 2008

Neil journals his tour for epilepsy on the GAP and C&O in June 2008

Jia Hao's journal records his use of the GAP and C&O on his 2008 summer trip starting in Des Moines IA

Liam's journal reports on his June 2008 trip from Pittsburgh PA to Washington DC mostly on the trails.

Sam and Jane have pictures and a report on their May 2008 mostly-camping trip from Pittsburgh to DC.

2007 trips

Kordite's trip report for August 2007

Ted has a journal for a trip that used the GAP and part of the C&O on a trip from Pittsburgh PA to Philadelphia PA in July 2007

Graham Fowlkes posted pictures of his June 2007 trip

Ken and Wayne report on their May 2007 trip in "Allegheny trip report.pdf", in the files section of the Great Allegheny Passage Yahoo Group

"Omnio" sent updates to a mobile photo blog in April/May 2007

2006 and earlier trips

The "Mileposters", a group from St Matthews school, rode the trek in 2005 and 2006 and are in training for 2007.

Joe and Terry report on their October 2006 trip from the west end of the Montour Trail at Coraopolis PA to Falls Church VA via the Montour, GAP, C&O, and W&OD Trails

Michael has a journal on his 2006 loop from Columbus OH to Washington DC and return using as many trails as possible

Walt has a journal on his trip from Washington DC to Erie using the C&O and GAP in June 2006

The Abeles reported on their 2006 Yockatomac Trek on  the Frederick Pedalers Rider Report page (scroll down to see this trip)

John has a journal on his trip from Mt Vernon VA to Indiana using the C&O and GAP in August 2005

In 2005, a whirlwind DC to Pittsburgh trip ended in a marriage proposal

Ed Quigley's 2004 self-contained 3-person trip , including an elevation profile.

"Fools on a Mission"" -- Ted and Colleen Garringer included the Great Allegheny Passage in April 2003 their epic tour.


Finally, here's an oldie: Mary and Roy's trip report from 1997.

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You are visiting The Yockatomac Trek, copyright 2006 by Mary Shaw and Roy Weil. We encourage you to link to these pages or print copies for personal use. However, if you want to copy the material for any other use, you must ask us first. Other outdoor publications by the authors. Page updated 08-Jan-2009 by Roy Weil     Comments to maintainer.