NCR Trail – Utility Pole
On an April walk between Freeland, Maryland and New Freedom, Pennsylvania, I took this image of a Cow seeking neck relief using a utility pole! Yes a utility pole! While this utility pole carries electrical wire and cable television wire, it also serves well as relief for a neck itch!
The Freeland, Maryland parking lot is located off of Freeland Road. From a trail perspective it is at the Maryland 18.5 mile marker. The Mason Dixon line is at the Maryland 19.83 mile marker and Pennsylvania 0 mile marker. This walk took me up past the municipal parking lot in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Round trip was a little over 5 miles. The stretch from the Mason Dixon Line to the Pennsylvania 1 Mile marker is a steeper climb. The 1 mile marker is at the Summit.
By the way, the utility pole was still standing on my return walk from New Freedom to Freeland. The cow was grazing with his buds!
Quite often when I walk the trails I use a Garmin Forerunner Gps.. I have quite a few miles on mine and it has held up quite well.
There is a book that makes mention of this area of the trail. It is Walkin’ the Line: A Journey from Past to Present Along the Mason-Dixon. By Bill Ecenbarger