Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sugarloaf Mountain

So, I recently went to one of my favorite places, Sugarloaf Mountain, and took pictures, as you can see. It is located in Maryland. It's very beautiful. Some of my favorite memories were from here. I used to go with my dad and brother, we were like the three musketeers, and we'd ditch the paths marked out for us and just climb the sucker without ropes or anything, which was possibly very dangerous and probably would've gotten us in tons of trouble if any of the officials found out. Luckily, nobody ever died.

This Mountain holds significant historical importance. During the Civil War in 1862, Union forces occupied the Mountain's summit. They spotted the Northern Virginia army on September 5th as they crossed the Potomac to MD. The Union army was able to escape their grasp, though they were later caught at Urbana.

Franklin D. Roosevelt almost chose Sugarloaf as his presidential retreat. Almost. He decided instead on the Catoctin mountains.

Sugarloaf has a lot of great hiking paths. This one is one of the most beautiful with the stairs. I feel like I'm walking up toward heaven... yeah, I'm cheesy, I know!

This was an old picture I took. It's of the beautiful pond.

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