Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater (DE Docent). A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. The USS Slater is now open. I plan on walking in Albany on Monday, Memorial Day, May 27. You can contact me at:

Saturday, March 23, 2013

03-23-2013 Gettysburg, Walking Union Lines

Had a great walk at Gettysburg National Military Park.  The walk covers 1/2 of the Union Lines as they existed on the third day of the battle.

Start at the visitor center, exit by the back patio and take the path to Meade's Headquarters.  Cross Taneytown Road and walk up to Cemetery Ridge.  Turn south on Hancock Ave., walk along the ridge toward the Pennsylvania Memorial.  The field that Pickett's Charge crossed is on your right.  The Confederate High water mark is also on your left at the corpse of trees.  Little Round top will be noticable as you pass the Pennsylvania Memorial.  While the climb is small from this end the view is quite spectacular.  The best way back (unless you want to double the distance and walk the Confederate Lines) is to return.

On the way back there was a small brush fire at Wiekert House and I stopped an helped the Ranger extinguish it.  Nothing like a little excitement during a pleasant walk. 


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